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Manage the Windows Update Agent Local Policy on remote systems

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Use the Windows Update Local Policy Management task to manage the Windows Update Agent policy using Local Policy on one or more remote systems. This task applies to non-Active-Directory environments or when you prefer not to use Group Policy.

This task requires WMI connectivity with the remote systems. See Manage client WMI connectivity for additional information about enabling WMI connectivity between the Patch Manager server and remote systems.

See the WSUS Deployment Guide located on the Microsoft TechNet website for additional information about the policies in this task. 

  1. Log in to the SolarWinds Patch Manager Admin console as an administrator.
  2. In the navigation pane, expand Enterprise > Update Services and select the WSUS server.

    In the following example, SPM-MGOM is the WSUS server.

    SPM-Admin-Guide-Select-WSUS-Server2.png

  3. In the Actions pane, click Windows Update Local Policy Management. 
  4. Configure the settings, and click OK.

    SPM-Admin-Guide-Windows-Update-Local-Policy-Management.png

  5. Enter a name for the new template, and click Save.
  6. If you want to load an existing template, click Load and select the template. 
  7. Click OK. 
  8. Complete the Task Options Wizard to schedule or execute the task for one or more remote system.

    See Task Options Wizard for details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use the Windows Update Local Policy Management task to manage the Windows Update Agent policy using Local Policy on one or more remote systems. This is particularly useful for non-Active-Directory environments, or when you prefer not to use Group Policy.

For additional information about the policies in this task, see the "WSUS Deployment Guide," http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd939906(v=ws.10).aspx.

Note: This task requires WMI connectivity with the remote system(s). For additional information about enabling WMI connectivity between the Patch Manager server and remote systems, see "Managing Client WMI Connectivity".

To manage Windows Update Agent policy on a remote system:

  1. the left pane of the Patch Manager console, expand Enterprise > Update Services, and then select a WSUS server.
  2. In the Actions pane (right), click Windows Update Local Policy Management.
  3. In the Windows Update Local Policy Settings window, click the checkbox next to each setting to toggle between Not Configured, Disabled, and Enabled states.
  4. After you have configured the desired settings, click Save.
  5. In the Windows Update Local Policy Settings Template window, enter a name for the new template, and then click Save.
  6. If you want to load an existing template, click Load, and then browse to the template you want to load.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Complete the Task Options Wizard to schedule and/or execute the task for one or more remote systems. For additional information, see "The Task Options Wizard".
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