Using Shavlik Patch with Configuration Manager 2012 R2 – Part 2 : System Requirements

Posted: April 28, 2014 in Configuration Manager, System Center Configuration Manager 2012
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Below you see the requirements for installing and using Shavlik Patch:

  • Shavlik Patch installs as an add-in to an existing Configuration Manager 2012 console (SP1 or later). The Configuration Manager console must be installed on one of these Windows operating systems:
    • Windows Server 2012 or later
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 or later
    • Windows 8 or later
    • Windows 7 SP1 or later
  • .NET Framework 4.5 or later
    If you are missing this requirement, .NET Framework 4.5.1 will be installed for you during the installation of Shavlik Patch.
  • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) client requirements:
    • If Shavlik Patch is installed on the primary WSUS server and you are using Windows Server 2012 or Windows 8, then the WSUS API and the PowerShell cmdlets features must be enabled.
    • If WSUS is on a remote Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 machine, then the remote admin tools feature must be installed on that machine. The version of the remote admin tools and the version of WSUS must match or you will not be able to deploy updates.
    • If the primary WSUS server is running WSUS 3.0 SP2, then the WSUS 3.0 SP2 Administration Console must be installed on the same machine as Shavlik Patch. Patches KB2720211 and KB2734608 must be applied to both the WSUS server and the Configuration Manager Console machines.
  • The Microsoft Task Scheduler service must be enabled and the user must have the rights necessary to create scheduled tasks.
  • Shavlik Protect Cloud account
  • The user running Shavlik Patch must be a member of the WSUS Administrators group on the WSUS server.
  • Client machine requirements:
    Each of your client machines must meet the following requirements in order to deploy non-Microsoft updates distributed by a WSUS server:

    • Must contain a copy of the code signing certificate in the appropriate certificate stores
    • Must have enabled the Allow signed updates from an intranet Microsoft update service location policy setting

 

Postings in this series:

Using Shavlik Patch with Configuration Manager 2012 R2 – Part 1 : Introduction
Using Shavlik Patch with Configuration Manager 2012 R2 – Part 2 : System Requirements
Using Shavlik Patch with Configuration Manager 2012 R2 – Part 3 : Installing the Shavlik Patch Configuration Manager Add-in
Using Shavlik Patch with Configuration Manager 2012 R2 – Part 4 : Configuring Your Shavlik Patch Settings
Using Shavlik Patch with Configuration Manager 2012 R2 – Part 5 : How to Publish Updates
Using Shavlik Patch with Configuration Manager 2012 R2 – Part 6 : Expiring Third-Party Updates

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