Documentation forPatch Manager

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) is an optional operating system role that you install and enable in the Microsoft Windows Server operating system running on your SolarWinds Patch Manager server. WSUS replaces Windows Update and allows system administrators to distribute Windows updates and hotfixes released by Microsoft to servers and computers in a corporate environment.

SolarWinds Patch Manager uses WSUS running on the host server to distribute Windows updates, third-party updates downloaded from the SolarWinds Third Party Update Library, and custom packages to managed computers in your SolarWinds Patch Manager deployment.

See the Microsoft Technet website for information about installing and enabling WSUS.

SolarWinds fully supports packages created and provided by the company or for packages of SolarWinds products. SolarWinds does not provide customer support for custom code or software packages created by third-party sources.