The Patch Manager Administrator Console is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) 3.0-based snap-in that integrates with Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)—an optional extension pack that you install in a supported Microsoft® Windows Server® operating system on a dedicated server. Use the console to view, manage, and deploy Microsoft and third-party updates, and perform additional administrative functions.
This section provides information about the following Patch Manager Admin Console components:
- Optional product features
- Navigation pane
- Data Grid pane
- Task Options Wizard
- Patch Manager computer groups
- Console status icons
You cannot perform all administrative functions using the Patch Manager Administrator Console from within the SCCM console. However, all of the Patch Manager functionality is available in the stand-alone Patch Manager Administrator Console.