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User Preferences

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

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Use the User Preferences tab on the Patch Manager System Configuration > Security and User Management view to create and manage profiles for specific Windows users with access to the Patch Manager console. These preferences include the following settings and assignments:

  • Credential Ring

  • Export Directory

  • Remote Desktop Connection Settings

  • Management Groups

  • WSUS Servers

  • Patch Manager Computer Groups

  • Domains and Workgroups

If a Patch Manager console user does not have a specific profile on the User Preferences tab, Patch Manager uses the Default profile when that user connects to a console.

To specify preferences for a user profile:

  1. In the Patch Manager console, expand Patch Manager System Configuration, and then select Security and User Management.
  2. In the center pane, click the User Preferences tab.
  3. If you want to modify the preferences for an existing profile:
    1. Select the user profile you want to modify.
    2. In the Actions pane (right), click Edit.​
  4. If you want to add a new user profile:
    1. In the Actions pane (right), click Add User.
    2. In the left pane of the Select Users and Groups window, browse the left pane until the user or group you want to add is in the upper-right pane.
    3. In the upper-right pane, select the user or group you want to add, and then click Add selected.
    4. Click OK.
  5. Specify the preferences for the user profile according to the following sections.
  6. Click Save.

Credential Ring

Use this setting to assign a specific credential ring to each user profile. Patch Manager assigns the <Default> credential ring to the Default user profile upon setup, but you can change this setting.

Export Directory

Use this setting to specify a default export location for each user profile. The default value is %MYDOCUMENTS%\Patch Manager. In most cases, users can change this location on demand on a per-export basis.

Remote Desktop Connection Settings

Use the following settings to specify what preferences Patch Manager passes to mstsc.exe to establish RDP connections:

  • Default Screen Resolution
  • Use an alternate port for RDP Connection
  • Connect to the console session on the selected computer

Management Groups

Use this setting to limit a profile's access to specific Patch Manager management groups. Patch Manager allows the Default user profile access to all management groups.

WSUS Servers

Use this setting to show only specific WSUS servers within a profile's associated management group in the Navigation pane of the Patch Manager console. Patch Manager allows the Default user profile access to all associated WSUS servers.

Patch Manager Computer Groups

Use this setting to limit a profile's access to specific Patch Manager computer groups. Patch Manager allows the Default user profile access to all computer groups.

Domains and Workgroups

Use this setting to limit a profile's access to specific domains or workgroups within a profile's associated management group. Patch Manager allows the Default user profile access to all associated domains and workgroups.

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