Optional extension packs

During the initial configuration, Patch Manager provides the option to select and install:

  • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Extension Pack
  • System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Extension Pack

The following table lists the features included with each Extension Pack.

Extension Pack Features
WSUS Extension Pack
  • WSUS tasks in the Enterprise > Update Services node
  • Update Management and Update Management Wizard tasks
  • Inventory task
  • WSUS Reports in the Administration and Reporting > Reporting node
SCCM Extension Pack
  • Enterprise > Configuration Manager Site Servers node
  • SCCM tasks and tabs in Computer Explorer
  • Client management and health monitoring tasks
  • Configuration Manager agent configuration tasks
See SCCM Extension Pack for Patch Manager for additional details.

You can run both extension packs with a single Patch Manager license, and each pack provides unique features. Select extension packs when you first configure your Patch Manager server, or perform the following steps to add these features:

  1. Open the Patch Manager Administrator Console.
  2. In the Patch Manager menu, click Patch Manager System Configuration.
  3. In the Patch Manager System Tasks pane, click Select Products and Features.
  4. Select the extension pack(s), and click Continue.

  5. In the Actions pane, click Refresh to refresh your action options.
  6. Close the Patch Manager Administrator Console.
  7. Restart the Patch Manager Administrator Console to refresh the Patch Manager menu options.