Documentation forPatch Manager

Customize the Patch Manager Summary view

The Patch Manager Summary view consolidates data from the Patch Manager and WSUS servers and presents the information in configurable objects called widgets. If your user settings allow you to customize the widgets in the Patch Manager Summary view, you can change the layout and composition of the resources in the web console. See Define the user account settings for additional customization details.

Based on your user account settings, you can change the layout and composition of the Patch Manager Web Console views. These changes impact all users who share the views.

Update the user account settings

This procedure describes how to change a user's account settings so the user has permissions to customize the Patch Manager Summary view widgets.

  1. Log in to the Orion Web Console as an administrator.
  2. Click Settings > All Settings.
  3. Under User Accounts, click Manage Accounts.
  4. Select a user account and click Edit.
  5. At the top, change Allow Administrator Rights to Yes. This allows the user to add and edit other accounts and reset passwords.
  6. Under Alerts, change Allow Account to Customize Views to Yes. This allows the users to customize the Patch Manager view, as well as all views in the Orion Web Console.
  7. Click Submit.
  8. Click My Dashboards > Patches > Patch Summary.
  9. Click the view you want to change.
  10. Click and select Customize Page.
  11. Make your changes, and then click Done.
  12. Repeat step 2 through step 11 for each additional user who needs permissions to modify the Patch Manager Summary view widgets.

Change the custom widget layout

  1. Log in to the Orion Web Console as an administrator.

  2. Click My Dashboards > Patches > Patch Summary.

  3. In the left column, hover over the icon and click Customize Page > Page Settings.

  4. Select the number of columns you want in the view.

    Click Add New Column to add a column.

  5. In the Width field, enter the width (in pixels) or each column.
  6. In each column, use the up and down arrows in the column toolbar to arrange the widgets in the correct order.
  7. Click Done.

Delete a widget from a column

  1. Log in to the Orion Web Console as an administrator.
  2. Click My Dashboards > Patches > Patch Summary.
  3. In the left column, hover over the icon and click Customize Page > Page Settings.
  4. In the targeted column, select the widget you want to delete.
  5. Click in the column toolbar.

Add a widget to a column

Repeat the following steps for each widget you want to add.

  1. Log in to the Orion Web Console as an administrator.
  2. Click My Dashboards > Patches > Patch Summary.
  3. In the left column, hover over the icon and click Customize Page > Page Settings.
  4. In the targeted column, click in the toolbar.
  5. In the Add Resources page, click the Group By drop-down menu and select Classic Category.
  6. In the Classic Category list, scroll down and select Patch Manager.
  7. Select one or more resources, and then click Add Selected Resources.
  8. Use the up and down arrows in the column toolbar to arrange the widgets in the correct order.
  9. Click Done.

Rearrange a widgets in a column

  1. Log in to the Orion Web Console as an administrator.

  2. Click My Dashboards > Patches > Patch Summary.

  3. Select a widget in a column.

  4. Click the up and down arrows to move the widget to your selected location.

  5. Repeat step 4 for each additional widget you want to move.

  6. Click Done.

Use the directional arrows next to each widget in the Column box.