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Adding and Removing Managed Resources

Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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After you initially configure your Patch Manager management group(s), you can add or remove managed resources using one or more of the following tasks:

Add or Configure WSUS Server

Use the Add or Configure WSUS Server task to register a WSUS server with Patch Manager. The WSUS server must be registered with Patch Manager before you can view it in the Patch Manager console or add it to an existing management group.

To register a WSUS server with Patch Manager:

  1. In the left pane of the Patch Manager console, expand Enterprise, and then select Update Services.
  2. In the Actions pane (right), click Add or Configure WSUS Server.
  3. On the Add or Modify WSUS Server window, enter the information for the WSUS server:
    1. In the Server Name field, enter the WSUS server's hostname.
    2. Click Resolve.
    3. Complete any fields the task was not able to automatically populate.
    4. Click Save.

Configuration Manager Site Server Registration Management

Use the Configuration Manager Site Server Registration Management task to register a ConfigMgr site server with Patch Manager. The site server must be registered with Patch Manager before you can view it in the Patch Manager console.

To register a ConfigMgr site server with Patch Manager:

  1. In the left pane of the Patch Manager console, expand Enterprise, and then select Configuration Manager Site Servers.
  2. In the Actions pane (right), click Configuration Manager Site Server Registration Management.
  3. On the Add/Modify Configuration Manager Site Server window, enter the information for the site server:
    1. In the Server Name field, enter the site server's hostname.
    2. Click Resolve.
    3. Complete any fields the task was not able to automatically populate.
    4. Click Save.

Management Group Wizard

Use the Management Group Wizard to add or remove resources to/from an existing Patch Manager management group. Remember, to add a WSUS server to a management group, you must first register the server with Patch Manager. For additional information, see "Adding and Removing Managed Resources".

To manage the resources managed by a management group:

  1. In the left pane of the Patch Manager console, select Patch Manager System Configuration.
  2. In the center pane, click Configure Patch Manager Management Groups.
  3. On the Management Group Wizard window, select the management group you want to modify, and then click Next.
  4. Select the type of resource(s) you want to add, and then click Next.
  5. If you selected Active Directory Domains or Workgroups:
    1. Next to the Name field, click [...] to open the network browser.
    2. On the Select Domain/Workgroup window, browse the left pane until the resource you want to add is in the upper-right pane.
    3. In the upper-right pane, select the resource you want to add, and then click Add selected.
    4. Repeat these steps for each resource you want to add.
    5. Click OK.​
  6. If you selected Windows Server Update Services Servers:
    1. In the Server field, select the WSUS server you want to add.
    2. Click Add Update Server.
    3. Click Next.
    4. On the Management Group Summary page, review your changes, and then click Finish.
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