3rd Party Patching
3rd Party Patching (Adobe, Java, etc)
Update Management is a wrapper which uses your machine’s OS update service or package manager – to fetch & install updates.
On Windows Server OS – the Microsoft Update Service can be configured fetch & updates for MS products. And hence UM, then can allow installing MS updates as well. More details here: https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/automation/update-management/configure-wuagent#enable-updates-for-other-microsoft-products
Microsoft Update Service on Windows Server OS doesn’t update 3rd party software say Adobe or Java. Hence update management solution can’t also in-turn do the same. Unless tools like Wsus Package Publisher ( https://github.com/DCourtel/Wsus_Package_Publisher ) is used which can publish third-party applications into your WSUS.
Shane Foley (Admin) commented
I raised a ticket with MS about this and was advised that Azure Update Management is for OS only - doesn't even patch other MS products. To deploy these we had to use WSUS or SCCM!
Jeff harry commented
It's a very informative post to us
sam ponting commented
Can you explain in detail about this 3rd party patching?
any updates on this
We currently use SolarWinds patch management for 3rd party patches.
Shavlik and Ivanti. 3rd Party patching should have been an out of the box feature.
Syed Zubair commented
Using Secunia CSI through SCCM