Using WSUS or SCCM to Roll Out 3rd Party Patches


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Overview of WSUS and Patch Manager products and their evolution, discussion of the methodology for implementing third party updates functionality using WSUS and Patch Manager, and a live demonstration of the end-to-end process for acquiring, publishing, and deploying a third-party update.

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  • 60 second overview of the evolution of Windows Update to WSUS and Configuration Manager
  • 30 second overview of the evolution of Patch Manager
  • 30 second review of products that Patch Manager provides updates for
  • 3 – 5 minute
  • 10 – 15 minute product demonstration including partial demonstrations of:Content downloading (Direct and Package Download Assistant)Publishing an updateApproving an updateDeploying an update
  • Using WSUS or SCCM to Roll Out 3rd Party Patches

    1. 1. Using WSUS or SCCM to Roll Out 3rd Party Patches Lawrence Garvin Head GeekCOPYRIGHT © 2012, SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 1
    2. 2. What is WSUS?» WSUS = “Windows Server Update Services” – A Microsoft® Windows Server® service designed to provide local organizational control over what updates are installed, when they are installed, and which systems they are installed onto.  Windows Update – introduced with Windows 98  Automatic Updates – introduced with Windows 2000  Software Update Services (2002) • Provided Security Updates and Critical Updates for OS only • SUS SP1 added OS Service Packs  Microsoft Update • Provided updates for Microsoft applications  WSUS (2005) • Next generation of SUS • Provides all OS updates and Microsoft application updates  Configuration Manager 2007 • System Center Configuration Manager is a full-feature systems management solution developed by Microsoft for managing Microsoft Windows-based systems, of which patch management is one function. • Integrates WSUS as an update catalog service provider.  System Center Configuration Manager 2012 2
    3. 3. What is Patch Manager?» Patch Manager enhances the capabilities for Microsoft WSUS- based patch management environments.  V1.0 (2008) • Enhanced WSUS console and reporting functionality • Update deployment on demand • Asset inventory  V1.5 (2010) • Package Creation Wizard  V1.6 (2010) • 3rd Party Updates Content  V1.7 (2011) • Enhancements for System Center Configuration Manager 2007  V1.8 (2012) • Enhancements for System Center Configuration Manager 2012 • Web-based Monitoring Console 3
    4. 4. What Products Are Available?» Adobe®: Reader®, Flash®, Shockwave®, Air®» Apple: QuickTime® and iTunes®» Browsers: Google Chrome®, Mozilla® Firefox®, Opera®» Java® Runtime» RealPlayer®» Skype®» WinZip® 4
    5. 5. How Does It Work?» Setup & Configuration  Update Services Configuration Wizard  Server Publishing Setup Wizard  Group Policy» Content Download  Direct Download  Package Download Assistant» Package Publishing» Update Deployment  WSUS native vs ConfigMgr  Update Management Wizard  Update Management (WSUS native only)» DEMONSTRATION 5
    6. 6. Product Demonstration! 6
    7. 7. Q&A Q&A 7
    8. 8. Continue the Conversation…» Chat with product experts in the thwackCamp Product Showcase» Join us in the thwackCamp group on thwack® to continue Q&A for this session» Discover additional information in the SolarWinds Resource Center 8