Setting up Patch Connect Plus Auto-catalog Scheduler

How to setup Patch Connect Plus Auto-catalog Scheduler?

Patch Connect Plus has introduced a new Auto-catalog scheduler for the Standard edition to help automate the process of publishing the patches into Microsoft SCCM. This document will cover the complete process of downloading, setting up, and configuring the Patch Connect Plus' Auto-catalog Scheduler.

Downloading the Auto-catalog scheduler

The first step in setting up the Patch Connect Plus' Auto-catalog Scheduler is to download the .exe file. You can download the setup file for the auto-catalogs scheduler from here. (You can also download the setup file from the URL given in the Patch Connect Plus mailer)

Setting up the Auto-catalog Scheduler

  1. Once the setup file is downloaded, run the file PCPCalalogScheduler.exe with Administrator privileges.
  2. Note: This process is applicable only on a machine where the primary SCCM server(version 1806 and above) is installed.

  3. A command prompt window opens. Select 1 to install the set-up file on the machine.
  4. Once the installation is complete, open the SCCM console. Now you can find "Patch Connect Plus catalog scheduler" tab listed under Software Updates.

Configuring the Auto-catalog Scheduler

  1. After the successful installation of Auto-catalog Scheduler, it has to be configured.
  2. Select the tab "Patch Connect Plus catalog scheduler" and schedule when the publishing of patches must happen.
  3. Once the scheduler time is configured, select Patch Connect Plus catalog and click save.
  4. You can select "Automatically publish full content for previously published patches" if you wish to automatically publish the set of catalogs that were previously published.
  5. You can also perform on-demand sync by clicking on Sync Now.

Note:

  1. You can check the status of updates publishing process in SMS_ISVUPDATES_SYNCAGENT.log file under C:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\Logs Directory
  2. You can Check WSUS-SCCM sync log in wsyncmgr.log from C:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\Logs.