5 Replies Latest reply on Feb 14, 2013 4:25 PM by Andrew M

    adding a managed computer

    bkilbourne


      So I have an eval copy of patch manager.  I've created a second SUS server and installed Patch Manager on it.  I'm not wanting to mess with any live systems so that why i created the second SUS server.  A client PC has also been made.  In magaged computers i am only seeing the server that I created.  How do I add my client PC?

        • Re: adding a managed computer
          dkeyser

          You will need to change the local policy for that computer to point to this WSUS server for it's updates. Then once it's changed you should see it under unassigned computers. The managed computers contains all your computers that have the WMI provider installed on them.

            • Re: adding a managed computer
              Lawrence Garvin

              Strictly speaking... it is not the installation of the WMI Provider that triggers the appearance in the Managed Computers node, but rather the act of targeting a Managed Computer Inventory task to those computers. It's a matter of coincidence that the Inventory task is what typically triggers the installation of the WMI Providers (if not already done as a result of an update deployment).

                • Re: adding a managed computer
                  bkilbourne

                  got third party updates going but need to turn off the automatic updates.  For example when you install java you usually ahve to go in and tell java not to look for updates.  same with adobe products.  How do make the installer turn that off?  In the past i have used SMS for these and use the adobe customization wizard to create a msi that turns that off.  i've tried replace the package in solarwinds with the new msi but no luck. With java we usually just added /s /v"/qn ADDLOCAL=ALL IEXPLORER=1 REBOOT=Suppress JAVAUPDATE=0 JU=0 AUTOUPDATECHECK=0 SYSTRAY=0 EULA=0" to the executable.  in java i have tried just adding that string to the command line field in edit package.

                    • Re: adding a managed computer
                      Andrew M

                      As of JRE 6u10, the  JAVAUPDATE=0; JU=0; AUTOUPDATECHECK=0; IEXPLORER=1; MOZILLA=1; and ADDLOCAL=ALL switches are deprecated, though they seem to have continued to work until sometime around update 18. At around that time, Sun/Oracle began installing the auto updater as a separate package. The recommended method to disable auto updating is now to uninstall this package, ProductID {4A03706F-666A-4037-7777-5F2748764D10}, after installing the JRE.

                       

                      You can do this in the packageboot helper by specifying a program to uninstall and then provide the ProductID above

                       

                      For more info, see

                      http://wpkg.org/Java

                • Re: adding a managed computer
                  dkeyser

                  Ah thank you for the clarification! My notebook continues to grow.