Submit a ticketCall us

Webinar: Web Help Desk for HR, Facilities and Accounting Departments
This webinar will focus on use cases for HR, Facilities and Accounting.

Having a unified ticketing and asset management system for all the departments in your company can provide end-users with a seamless experience and make things easier for your IT team. Yet, with different business tasks and objectives, many departments don’t fully understand the capabilities of Web Help Desk and how the software can be customized for effective use in their departments.
Register Now.

Home > Success Center > Patch Manager > Patch Manager 2.1.5 Administrator Guide > Reference Information > Integrating Patch Manager and ConfigMgr

Integrating Patch Manager and ConfigMgr

Table of contents
No headers
Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

Views: 219 Votes: 0 Revisions: 3

There are two scenarios where you need to integrate Patch Manager and ConfigMgr. The first scenario is where you have ConfigMgr console installed in your server, and you install Patch Manager for the first time. The second scenario is where both ConfigMgr console and Patch Manager are installed in the same server but they are not integrated.

Before integration with Patch Manager, ConfigMgr2012 console looks like:

ConfigMgr console before integration:
File:Success_Center/New_Articles/PatchManager_Admin_Guide_MT/0G0/020/SCCM_Console_before_integration.png

Upon successful integration of Patch Manager and ConfigMgr, communication between the ConfigMgr console and ConfigMgr server does not change. Patch Manager console communicates with the WSUS servers directly, while ConfigMgr console communicates with the WSUS servers through the ConfigMgr server. Patch Manager does not make any changes to the ConfigMgr server. Patch Manager integrates with the new ribbon-style in the ConfigMgr console to extend its functionality.

A typical deployment scenario for an integrated Patch Manager and ConfigMgr:

File:Success_Center/New_Articles/PatchManager_Admin_Guide_MT/0G0/020/Integration_PAM_SCCM.jpg

To integrate Patch Manager and ConfigMgr when installing Patch Manager for the first time (scenario 1):

  1. Log on as an administrator to the server on which you want to install Patch Manager.
  2. Temporarily disable any antivirus software.
  3. Run the SolarWinds Patch Manager installer. The installer prompts you to install any missing prerequisites.
  4. Select Patch Manager server components and Patch Manager administration console, and then click Next.
  5. In the Patch Manager Setup window, click Next.
  6. Accept the End User License Agreement, and then click Next.
  7. Click Next to use the default installation folder. Click Browse to choose a different folder.
  8. If you are evaluating Patch Manager, select Express Install - Recommended, and then click Next. This selection installs WSUS servers and SQL Server Express. Follow the onscreen instructions to finalize your evaluation installation.

    Notes:

    • The Patch Manager Configuration Wizard installs and configures the IIS components, Microsoft Update Services, WMI Providers, Patch Manager Database, and Third-party Catalogs.
    • Patch Manager configuration may take a few minutes.
  9. Verify that Run administration console after this wizard is finished is selected, and then click Finish.
  10. In the Product Features Selection window, select WSUS Extension Pack and System Configuration Manager Extension Pack, and then click Continue. Patch Manager continues with the post configuration, and then Patch Manager console launches after few minutes.

To integrate Patch Manager and ConfigMgr when both are installed but not integrated (scenario 2):

  1. Log on as an administrator to the server on which you want to install Patch Manager
  2. Temporarily disable any antivirus software.
  3. Download the Patch Manager upgrade package from the SolarWinds Customer Portal.
  4. Run the Patch Manager upgrade package.

    Notes:

    • The upgrade package may be the same version as your currently installed Patch Manager version.
    • Patch Manager does not support direct upgrade from versions earlier than 1.80. For versions earlier than 1.80, upgrade to Patch Manager 2.0 first and then upgrade to the latest version of Patch Manager.
  5. Accept the End User License Agreement, and then click Next. Patch Manager upgrade installation begins.

    Note: In the Patch Manager Updates Installation Wizard window, make sure that you can see Found the SCCM Console Director.

  6. Click Next and then click Finish.
Last modified
01:13, 23 Jun 2016

Tags

Classifications

Public