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Installing Your First Updates

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Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Steve.Hawkins on Jul 14, 2017

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After you install Patch Manager, the First Time Usage Wizard displays. This wizard guides you through updating your first computer updates. If you want to launch the wizard after you have closed it, open the Patch Manager Console and select Administration and Reporting. Launch the wizard from the center pane. You must run Patch Manager as an administrator to run the First Time Usage Wizard.

Before you begin, have the following information available:

  • Client computer information such as the host name or IP address

  • Any additional local administrator credentials needed to access the client computers

To patch your computer using the wizard:

  1. Click Tell Us About Your Environment.

  2. Click Add a computer.

  3. Enter the client computer information.

    Tip:Click Resolve to have Patch Manager gather the information about the computer and fill out the rest of the information.

  4. Click Add. You can add another computer or click Next to continue.

  5. Enter credentials.

  6. If you want to use the credentials for all the computers you have added, select Use these credentials for all the computers I've selected.

  7. If you want to use different credentials for some computers, select Use these credentials, but let me enter different credentials for some computers.

  8. Click Next.

    Patch Manager uses the credentials you supplied to gather information about the computers, such as OS and installed software, configure them for use with Patch Manager, and determine which patches are available for the software.

    If errors occur during this process, Patch Manager will alert you to the error and either provide the error or steps to correct the error. You also have the option to ignore the computers with errors.

    After Patch Manager has successfully connected to and configured at least one client computer, the Install Patches option is available.

  9. Click Install Patches.

  10. Expand a computer and select a patch to apply.

    Tip: Select one or two available patches.

  11. Click Finish. The patches are downloaded to the PAS, pushed to the client, and installed on the client.

For more information on what the wizard does, see the First Time Usage Wizard FAQ.

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