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Microsoft Configuration Manager and Intune (Enterprises/Paid) => Support and General Questions (Enterprises Using ConfigMgr and Intune) => Topic started by: louish on July 08, 2021, 02:43:55 PM

Title: Remote SUP and PatchMyPC Publishing Service
Post by: louish on July 08, 2021, 02:43:55 PM
Hi all, I see here on your site https://patchmypc.com/wsus-signing-certificate-options-for-third-party-updates-in-configuration-manager that this is a feature supported. We've recently just rebuilt our WSUS and for reasons specific to our environment I've moved WSUS/SUP to a dedicated server and it is no longer co-located on our Primary Site Server.


From what I can tell this is not an issue but am wanting to know if there is anything special that I need to do with in the PatchMyPC application?  Currently the application is running on our primary site server and not the WSUS/SUP role server. Also we are not configured for WSUS SSL yet but plan to be soon.


best,

Louis
Title: Re: Remote SUP and PatchMyPC Publishing Service
Post by: Andrew Jimenez on July 08, 2021, 02:50:19 PM
You will need to install Patch My PC on the new SUP server. You can transfer the settings using the backup and restore options: https://patchmypc.com/backup-and-restore-publisher-settings (https://patchmypc.com/backup-and-restore-publisher-settings).
If you have ConfigMgr Apps enabled, you may also need to give permissions to the new SUP server to create ConfigMgr applications: https://patchmypc.com/permissions-required-in-sccm-for-base-installation-packages-from-patch-my-pc (https://patchmypc.com/permissions-required-in-sccm-for-base-installation-packages-from-patch-my-pc)

Other than that, everything should continue to work as usual.
Title: Re: Remote SUP and PatchMyPC Publishing Service
Post by: louish on July 08, 2021, 02:53:42 PM
That is wonderful news and eases my worries. Do I need to install the configman console as well on the SUP? and do I need to run a preview release or is the current public/prod release of the PatchMyPC  client good?
Title: Re: Remote SUP and PatchMyPC Publishing Service
Post by: Andrew Jimenez on July 08, 2021, 02:57:13 PM
If you are using the ConfigMgr Apps, or have Patch My PC trigger the SUP sync, you will need the ConfigMgr client installed on the SUP (We use the dlls to connect to ConfigMgr). The current release is solid  :).

If you run into any issues, feel free to open a support case with us: https://patchmypc.com/permissions-required-in-sccm-for-base-installation-packages-from-patch-my-pc (https://patchmypc.com/permissions-required-in-sccm-for-base-installation-packages-from-patch-my-pc)
or schedule a review session with an engineer: https://patchmypc.com/environment-review-call (https://patchmypc.com/environment-review-call)
Title: Re: Remote SUP and PatchMyPC Publishing Service
Post by: louish on July 08, 2021, 03:14:48 PM
Perfect, Thanks for the help. One last question. I will need to create the code-signing certificate for the new SUP, correct? or should it still be generated for the primary site server?
Title: Re: Remote SUP and PatchMyPC Publishing Service
Post by: Andrew Jimenez on July 08, 2021, 03:35:18 PM
You will likely need to recreate the code-signing cert on the new box. Our "Modify Published Updates" wizard has a nice option for re-signing your existing updates with the new cert once you get that in place: https://patchmypc.com/modify-published-third-party-updates-wizard#topic3 (https://patchmypc.com/modify-published-third-party-updates-wizard#topic3)
Title: Re: Remote SUP and PatchMyPC Publishing Service
Post by: spiceagent11 on September 03, 2021, 10:12:02 AM
That is wonderful news and eases my worries. Do I need to install the configman console as well on the SUP? and do I need to run a preview release or is the current public/prod release of the PatchMyPC client good?
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Title: Re: Remote SUP and PatchMyPC Publishing Service
Post by: Andrew Jimenez on September 03, 2021, 12:21:55 PM
You should not need the console for that specific task, and the feature is in production.