Documentation forPatch Manager

Additional options in the Computer Management window

The Computer Access Management window includes additional options to configure remote systems that allow WMI connections. The following table lists the available settings.

Option Description
Enable DCOM if disabled Enables Distributed COM (DCOM) on the remote system. This is a requirement for Patch Manager to use WMI to connect to remote systems.
Configure DCOM permissions to include 'Administrators' group if needed Modifies DCOM permissions to allow users from the Administrators group in Windows. 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 ruleset in Windows Firewall. If you are using a third party firewall solution, administer the necessary rules in your firewall through other means.
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, but you can clear it if you do not want MSI logging turned on.