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Updates
Initial Updates configuration. It's always a good idea to start with the basics.

Feature Enablement

To enable products to publish, check the Enable publishing of third-party updates checkbox.
Feature enablement for updates
Once the option is selected, you'll be able to enable other products.
Tip: When first getting started with the product, it is recommended that you only choose one or two products to reduce the time of the first sync and to validate your implementation quickly. We have found that Notepad++ and 7-Zip tend to be great initial use case tests.
To find and enable these products, you can search the list of updates using Ctrl + F or by clicking on the magnifying glass in the lower right corner.
Select the search icon
When you select the search button a dialogue will open, type in one of our example products and hit enter, or click OK.
Search box options for the Updates Tab
Once you have found the product you want to patch, click the checkbox for your preferred architecture choice and click Apply.
Tip: You can right-click All Products, Vendors, or individual Products to apply custom installation options as described in the article below.
Right-Click Options Available for Updates and Applications
Patch My PC
Custom right-click options for customizting installation behaivor
Select a product and hit apply so save the configuration.
If you happen to hit OK instead of Apply, don't worry the publisher will close after saving the changes. You can just re-open and keep right on working.
Once this has been checked, updates will be inserted into the WSUS database for each vendor selected. Next, you will need to enable the product in Configuration Manager to ensure the updates appear and become deployable via Configuration Manager. To do this, first complete a normal publisher sync. You can run a publisher sync at anytime from the sync schedule tab. Upon completion of the publisher sync a new product called 'Patch My PC' will become available in the software update point configuration tab. To reach this tab you will need to navigate to sites, right click the primary or CAS, select configure site components and choose Software Update Point.
Configure Software Update Point Tab
Once this loads, select products and check the entire Patch My PC category.
Enable the patch my pc product category.
Once enabled, the next software update point sync will pull in all updates created by Patch My PC.
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