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Patch Management

Get The Most Out of Your SCCM Investment

Microsoft SCCM is an excellent solution to manage desktops and their applications. However, one limitation of SCCM is that it can't patch non Microsoft applications. It's inconvenient for System Admins, since they have to work with multiple patch management tools in order to update all business applications on the network, and it's time-consuming.

Patch Management

Automate Your Non-Microsoft Patch Management with Patch Connect Plus

Regular patching protects your systems from security threats. Discover vulnerabilities through scheduled regular scans. You can patch any vulnerable systems automatically with patch management via SCCM.

Patch Connect Plus helps deploy patches to over 250 third party applications like Java, WinRAR and Adobe - and it uses your existing Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager server!

Maximize Your SCCM Investment

You can patch almost any app by utilizing Patch Connect Plus with your SCCM framework. No need for having other patch management solutions for third party applications. This also negates any need to learn a new console just to patch a few applications.

Only Patch Required Applications

Gain increased control over patching the apps you want, by being able to approve patches for only the applications you want to patch.


You also receive notifications about new supported products, newly available patches and even last time the database was updated.

Intelligent patching

You can send patches to the applications when they aren't being used. In addition to helping just streamline your patching solution, it also makes more sense to do it when they're out of use.

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SCCM Third Party Applications


Patch Manager Plus offers all of the following critical requirements that IT organizations should consider while choosing the right patch management solution for them:

  • Cross-platform support to patch across all major device operating systems - Windows, Mac and Linux.
  • Supports patching heterogeneous endpoints such as laptops, desktops, servers, roaming users and virtual machines.
  • Seamless deployment of patches to 250+ third party applications such as Adobe applications, Java and WinRAR.
  • Easy to use patch management tool with an interactive web-based interface and support documents to help users at every step.
  • Affordable enterprise scalability to meet your needs whether you're deploying patches around a specific case, specific department or your entire enterprise.
  • Completely automate patching process and save IT staff time and resources.
  • Rollback feature is made easy by uninstalling already installed patches. If any problems emerge after the distribution, they can be eliminated quickly.
  • Dynamic reporting shows you all the details of patch status and compliance across your organization.
Feature Patch Connect Plus
for Microsoft SCUP
Patch Connect Plus
for Microsoft SCCM
Support for 250+ third-party applications
Third-party applications selection
Bypass Microsoft update publisher (SCUP)  
Download of Patches from Vendor Sites
Publish of Patches to WSUS Manual through SCUP Automatic
Publish of Patches to SCCM Manual through SCUP Automatic
Scheduled Publish of Patches
Customize deployment of patches  
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1

    What are the System requirements of Patch Connect Plus?

    Patch connect plus can be installed only on a 64-bit machine. See requirements tab on this page.

  • 2

    How is Patch Connect Plus Licensed?

    Patch Connect Plus is licensed based on the number of computers you are managing in SCCM. The pricing starts at $5 per computer and goes down as the volume increases.

  • 3

    Do I require any database for running Patch Connect Plus?

    Pach Connect Plus comes with an in-built Postgres SQL database. You do not require to have any database separately.

  • 4

    When will patches get published/synchronized?

    Patch Publish/Sync will happen based on the scheduled time. After every successful sync, only the new or revised patches will be published.

  • 5

    How do I publish patches of languages suitable for my environment?

    You have the option to choose for languages while selecting the patches to publish. This will publish patches of the chosen language

  • 6

    What happens during the synchronization process?

    During the synchronization process data is fetched from the Central Repository and stored in the patch database.

  • 7

    Why should mail server settings be configured?

    You may have to configure mail server settings to get reports of newly supported applications, published updates and sync status via mail.

  • 8

    Why should proxy be configured?

    Proxy has to be configured to download the updated information from the Central Repository and to download the patches from the vendor sites. You need not configure proxy if you have direct connection to internet.

  • 9

    What is the need of importing certificates?

    The certificate has to be imported to trust the third party patches published to SCCM

  • 10

    Why should the certificates be imported to all client machines?

    This should be done so that the SCCM agent across all client machine will trust the third party updates to proceed with download and installation.

  • 11

    What type of Certificates can be used for signing purpose?

    .cer, .pfx, .dec certificate types can be used.

  • 12

    Does Patch Connect Plus support publish of iTunes patches?

    Yes, Patch Connect Plus supports publish of iTunes patches.

  • 13

    When do patch downloads occur?

    They occur during the publication of patches.

  • 14

    Are there any options for rollback of patches?

    Not possible in Patch Connect Plus.

  • 15

    Do the patch files get transferred into the WSUS updates location when they are published?

    Yes, once the patch is download to the WsusContent location, SCCM/WSUS will distribute it to the WSUS server and then to the other sites if configured to do so.

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Hardware Requirements for Patch Connect Plus

The minimum hardware requirements for Patch Connect Plus installation machine includes the following:

  • Processor Information - Intel Core i3 (2 core/4 thread) 2.0 Ghz 3 MB cache
  • RAM Size - 2 GB
  • Hard Disk Space - 10 GB
  • System version - only 64 bit machine

Software Requirements for Patch Connect Plus 

Patch Connect Plus can be installed on the machine with the following software requirement:

  • It can be installed on the machine where WSUS server is installed or the machine should contain WSUS admin console which is compatible with the primary WSUS server version.

    Note: Ensure that the WSUS server is of version 3.0 SP2 with WSUS-KB2720211 installed.

Supported Operating Systems:

Patch connect Plus can be installed on the machines with the following operating system,

WSUS server OS WSUS Version OS where Patch Connect Plus can be installed
Windows server 2016 10.0.14393.x Windows 10, Windows server 2016.
Windows server 2012 R2 6.3.9600.x Windows 8.1, Windows server 2012 R2.
Windows server 2012 6.2.9200.x Windows 8, Windows server 2012.
Windows server 2008 R2 & below 3.x Windows 7, Windows vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 R2 & below

Supported Browsers

You are required to install any of the following browsers on your computer to access Patch Connect Plus console:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 and later versions
  • Mozilla Firefox 44 and later versions
  • Google Chrome 47 and later versions

Note: The screen resolution should be 1280 x 1024 pixels or higher.

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