Documentation forPatch Manager

Additional options

The Computer Access Management window includes additional options to configure remote systems that allow WMI connections.

The following table lists the available settings.

Setting Description
Enable DCOM if disabled Enables Distributed COM (DCOM) on the remote system. This setting is required for Patch Manager to enable WMI Providers to connect to the remote systems.
Configure DCOM permissions to include
'Administrators' group if needed
Modifies the DCOM permissions to include users from the Windows Administrators group. Patch Manager requires local Administrator permissions on remote systems to run the WMI Providers.
Enable the 'Remote Administration' firewall rule
(Windows Firewall/Advanced Firewall only)
Enables the Remote Administration firewall rule set in the Windows Firewall. If you are using a third-party firewall solution, configure the required rules in your firewall through other means.
Create ADMIN$ share if missing Creates the ADMIN$ share on Windows 2000 systems. Systems running Windows XP and later create the ADMIN$ share automatically on startup. However, it is possible to delete this share in Windows 2000.
Enable Windows Installer service if disabled Re-enables the Windows Installer service on the remote system. Patch Manager requires this service to install the WMI Providers.
Enable MSI Logging Enables MSI logging on the remote system. This option is selected by default. If you disable MSI logging, clear this option.