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Introduction

The CapaInstaller Patch Management Service can be altered from the System Administration Plug-in of CapaInstaller Management Solution. The service settings consists of three tabs. The Patch Management Service will run computer synchronization every 10 minute and update synchronization every 6th hour. To force the update synchronization click Sync Updates in the Patch Management plugin.


General

This tab resembles the property page for the service found in the services of the control panel. Each of the settings available in each tab of this dialog is described below.

Element

Description

Service status

Status of the Patch Management service. Equivalent to services in the control panel.

Service Name

The name of the service used by the operating system.

Display name

The name you will see in services in the control panel.

Description

Description of the service.

Startup type

The type of the service. This can be either; automatic, manual or disabled. The default value is automatic.

Last heartbeat

This is a timestamp for the last Patch Management service activity.

Path to executable

The full path to the program that is started by the service.

 

 
Dependencies

On this tab you will be able to view and set dependent services for cisync. For instance you could require a VPN client service to run, to establish the network connection to the parent point.

Element

Description

Available services

A list of services available on the computer.

Add - >

Adds the selected service in ‘Available services’ to the list; ‘Dependent services.

< - Remove

Removes the selected service in ‘Dependent services’ and adds it to the list, ‘Available services’.

Dependent services

A list of services required to run for the operating system to allow the CapaInstaller Patch Management Service to start.

 

 
Database

On the database tab, you can change the authentication method to the SQL server.

 

  

Element

Description

SQL server

The SQL server that the CapaInstaller Patch Management Service connects to.

SQL database

The SQL database that holds the CapaInstaller Management Solution database.

Update

Clicking on this button the CIPMS settings.xml is updated with the correct database.

Use Windows authentication

Instructs CapaInstaller Patch Management Service to establish a database connection by identifying itself with the computer account.

Use SQL authentication

When this radio button is selected CapaInstaller Patch Management Service will connect to the database with the credentials in the user name and password fields.

User name

The user name used to connect to the database when SQL authentication is selected.

Password

The password that goes with the user name stated above.

Element

Description

OK

Clicking this button commits any changes that you may have made and closes the dialog.

Cancel

Cancels any changes made, and closes the dialog.

 

 
WSUS

On the database tab, you can change the authentication method to the SQL server.

Element

Description

WSUS server

The name of the WSUS server where the Patch Management service is installed.

Port

The port that the Patch Management service will use to communicate with the WSUS server. This port is set when the WSUS server is installed.

By default, in Windows Server 2012, WSUS 4.0 uses port 8530. However, WSUS 3.0 uses port 80, by default

Public IP/URL

ip/url is used for HTTP agents.

Use secure connection

The security level that the Patch Management service will use to communicate with the WSUS server. This is set when the WSUS server is installed.

Element

Description

OK

Clicking this button commits any changes that you may have made and closes the dialog.

Cancel

Cancels any changes made, and closes the dialog.
 
 

 

Move

On this tab, you can indicate that the service has been moved. This will have the service check if each Points and Groups exist on the Wsus Server. If they do not exist, the service til re-create them.

After that the update approval status from the database will be synchronized to the Wsus Server.

 

If the Service has been moved to another Server, change the servername.

 

Element

Description

OK

Clicking this button commits any changes that you may have made and closes the dialog.

Cancel

Cancels any changes made, and closes the dialog.

 

Right click on the patch management services brings the following possibilities:

Element

Description

Deploy Patch Management Service

Install a Patch Management Service.

 

Right click on the patch management service brings the following possibilities:

Element

Description

Remove Patch Management Service

This will delete the Service with or without the log files.

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