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Publish and deploy third-party updates using WSUS

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This article describes how to publish and deploy updates using Patch Manager with the WSUS Extension Pack.


  • Patch Manager version 2.1
  • WSUS version 3.x and 6.x


  1. Log in to the Patch Manager Administrator Console 
  2. In the navigation pane, expand Administration and Reporting > Software Publishing.
  3. Select a third party catalog. For example, Adobe Packages. 
  4. In the center pane, select an update to publish.
  5. In the Actions pane, click Publish Packages.
  6. In the Patch Manager Publishing Wizard, click Next. Do not select any additional options. 
  7. Complete the Wizard to publish the update to your WSUS server.
  8. After the Update is published, expand Enterprise > Update Services > Your WSUS > Updates > Third Party Updates.
  9. Select the targeted update
  10. In the Actions pane, click Approve.
    After the update is approved, the targeted systems receive the update when they check in with the WSUS server.

You can also use Update Management in the Actions Pane and follow the prompts to install the updates on a targeted system.

The Update Management Wizard allows you to use a rule selection based on the approval to have the update installed. Review the selections for the scenario that is best for you.



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