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 Patch Manager functionality is available in the stand-alone Patch Manager Administrator Console.