Submit a ticketCall us
Home > Success Center > Patch Manager > Patch Manager Documentation > Patch Manager 2.1.5 Administrator Guide > Reference Information > Integrate Patch Manager with SCCM

Integrate Patch Manager with SCCM

Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Steve.Hawkins on Jul 25, 2018

Views: 1,307 Votes: 0 Revisions: 7

You can integrate Patch Manager and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager in one of the following configurations:

  • Patch Manager is installed for the first time on an SCCM server
  • Patch Manager and SCCM are installed but not integrated on the same server

Below is an example of the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager console prior to installing and integrating Patch Manager.

File:Success_Center/New_Articles/PatchManager_Admin_Guide_MT/0G0/020/SCCM_Console_before_integration.png

After you integrate Patch Manager with SCCM, communications between the SCCM console and the host server remain intact. The Patch Manager Administrator Console communicates with the WSUS servers, while the SCCM console communicates with the WSUS servers through the SCCM server. Patch Manager does not modify the SCCM server, but integrates with the ribbon-style menus in the SCCM console to extend its functionality. 

The following illustration shows a typical deployment for a Patch Manager and SCCM integration.

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

Integrate Patch Manager and ConfigMgr after installing Patch Manager for the first time 

  1. Log on to the SCCM server as an administrator.
  2. Temporarily disable any antivirus software.
  3. Download the Patch Manager package from the SolarWinds Customer Portal.
  4. Run the SolarWinds Patch Manager installer on the SCCM server.

    The installer prompts you to install any missing prerequisites.

  5. Select Patch Manager server components and Patch Manager administration console, and then click Next.
  6. In the Patch Manager Setup window, click Next.
  7. If you accept the End User License Agreement, click Next.
  8. Click Next to use the default installation folder.

    Click Browse to choose a different folder.

  9. If you are evaluating Patch Manager, select Express Install - Recommended, and then click Next.

    This option installs WSUS servers and SQL Server Express. Follow the onscreen instructions to finalize your evaluation installation.

    The Patch Manager Configuration Wizard installs and configures the IIS components, Microsoft Update Services, WMI Providers, Patch Manager database, and third-party catalogs. The Patch Manager configuration may require a few minutes to complete.

  10. Verify that Run administration console after this wizard is finished is selected, and then click Finish.
  11. 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 a few minutes.

Integrate Patch Manager and ConfigMgr when both applications are installed but not integrated

  1. Log on to the SCCM server as an administrator. 
  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.

    The upgrade package may be the same version as your currently installed Patch Manager version. Patch Manager does not support a 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 Patch Manager version. Contact Technical Support for assistance.

  5. If you accept the End User License Agreement, click Next. Patch Manager upgrade installation begins.

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

  6. Click Next, and then click Finish.
Last modified

Tags

Classifications

Public