Patch Manager can be used to update the DameWare MRC agent and we provide the packages in the Patch Manager catalog to do that.
Theoretically Patch Manager could be used to deploy the Windows Agent for LEM, but I'm not sure why one would expend that effort.
LEM already ships with a remote installation tool for the Windows Agent.
Yes the LEM agent can easily be packaged for deployment through WSUS with Patch Manager. I needed to use WSUS to push out the LEM agent to my 150 machines since we use a energy savings policy to hibernate machines after 60mins and the LEM remote installation tool requires a machine to be online.
Select your LEM agent Setup.exe
Select the LEM Installer.Properties file for Additional Files
Command line: -i silent
Applicability Rules I checked that the following registry key did not exist (my machines are x64 so maybe different location if yours are x86)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WoW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SolarWinds Log & Event Manager Agent
NOTE: You need to escape & using &
Check that the above registry key now exists
Once my machines had the LEM agent installed I let LEM handle updating the agents itself instead of trying to keep up with packages in PM.
Does your process rely on the existence of SCCM or are only using WSUS? We currently only use WSUS to handle our MS patches. Would I also need to stand up a SCCM infrastructure to be able to push out third party updates via Patch Manager?