Configure the managed resources

Managed resources are servers and workstations updated by Patch Manager. If you have a collection of resources (such as WSUS servers domains and workgroups) located in a specific location, you can group them together into a logical collection called a management group.

Management groups are assigned to a single, unique management server that resides on a Primary Application Server (PAS), Secondary Application Server (SAS), or its own dedicated server. Use the Managed Resource Enterprise Configuration Wizard to configure these devices into a management group you can manage with Patch Manager.

  1. Log in to the Patch Manager Administrator Console as an administrator.
  2. In the navigation menu, select Patch Manager System Configuration.

  3. In the Patch Manager System Tasks pane, double-click Configure Managed Resources in your Enterprise.

  4. In the Managed Resource Enterprise Configuration Wizard, click Start Search.
  5. Select the domains and workgroups that contain the computers you want to manage, and click Next.
  6. In the Step 1 panel, enter the required WSUS server information.

    1. Enter the server name.
    2. Click Resolve to populate the remaining fields.
    3. Select a port number. The default port is 80.
    4. Select the Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to connect check box to enable an SSL connection to the management group.
    5. Click the Operating System Version drop-down menu and select the operating system running on the WSUS server.
  7. In the Step 2 panel, click Add and add and select the WSUS server.

  8. Click Next.

    Patch Manager automatically creates the Managed Enterprise management group on the PAS.

  9. Click Next.
  10. Enter a name and description of the management group, and click Next.
  11. Review the summary screen, and click Finish.