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Deploy the WMI Providers

Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Steve.Hawkins on Jun 19, 2018

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The SolarWinds WMI Providers provide additional management and inventory tools that are not native to WSUS. Without them, you can only use Patch Manager to interface with WSUS and not directly with any managed clients.

If you disable the Automatically provision SolarWinds WMI Providers option, Patch Manager no longer deploys the WMI Providers to the managed computers as needed for specific configuration management tasks. You must manually deploy the SolarWinds WMI Providers before Patch Manager can use them.

Use the following procedures to manually deploy the SolarWinds WMI Providers to your managed clients on a scheduled date and time or immediately using the Remote Install Service.

See System Center Configuration Manager 2012 and 2012 R2 for deploying WMI Providers in an SCCM environment. 

Deploy WMI Providers using a task

Perform the following steps to deploy the WMI Providers to selected client systems on a scheduled date and time. 

  1. Log in to the Patch Manager Administrator Console as an administrator. 
  2. In the navigation pane, select Administration and Reporting.

    SPM-Admin-Guide-Administration-And-Reporting.png

  3. In the center pane, select Check and Manage Computer Access.
  4. In the Computer Access Management dialog box, select Install the WMI Providers if not already installed, and then click OK.

    SPM-Admin-Guide-Install-WMI-Providers.png

  5. Select any additional options.
  6. Complete the Task Options Wizard to specify the target systems and schedule the task.

    See Task Options Wizard for details about the wizard.

Deploy WMI Providers using an action

Perform the following steps to deploy the WMI Providers to selected client systems immediately using the Remote Install Service.

  1. Log in to the Patch Manager Administrator Console as an administrator.
  2. In the navigation pane, expand Enterprise > Managed Computers.
    SPM-Admin-Guide-Managed-Computers-Select.png
  3. In the Managed Computers pane, select a computer.  
  4. In the Actions pane, click Deploy Client Components.
  5. Select Install or Repair Client Components, and click Next.                   
  6. Select Install WMI Providers, and click Next.
  7. Select Install using Remote install Service, and click Next.                     
  8. Select the clients you want to deploy the components, and click Next.
  9. Verify your selections, and click Finish.
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