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Getting Started - Lenovo Patch for SCCM Links and Prerequisites - Revised 2019-06-07

1. Lenovo Patch for SCCM User Guide, Upgrade Guide, and Release Notes



2. System Requirements


A.  Lenovo Patch installs as an add-in to an existing System Center Configuration Manager console (2012 SP1 or 2012 R2 SP1 or later). The Configuration Manager console must be installed on a 64-bit version of one of these Windows operating systems:

  • Windows 2016

  • Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Windows Server 2012

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

  • Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise Edition

  • Windows 8.1

  • Windows 7 SP1

B.  .NET Framework 4.6.2 or later

  • If you are missing this requirement, .NET Framework 4.7.1 will be installed for you during the installation of Lenovo Patch.

C.  Microsoft Visal C++ 2015 Redistributable (x86 and x64)

  • If you are missing these requirements, they will be installed for you during installation of Lenovo Patch.

D.  Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) client requirements:

  • If Lenovo Patch is installed on the primary WSUS server and you are using Windows Server 2016, 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 8.1 machine, then the remote admin tools feature must be installed on that machine. 

  • 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 Lenovo Patch. Patches KB2720211 and KB2734608 must be applied to both the WSUS server and the Configuration Manager Console machines.

E.  Every user who chooses to use the Share Settings feature must be an authorized Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) user and mus have Full Write permission to the ROOT\SMS\ namespace and all sub-namespaces of the primary SCCM site.

  • Configure each user with these permissions individually or assign the users to a group that contains these permissions.  For information on setting these permissions, refere to this article on Technet

F.  If users intend to automatically publish updates using a recurring scheduled task, then the Microsoft Task Scheduler service must be enabled and the user must have the rights necessary to create scheduled tasks.


G.  If users intend to receive alert notifications via emai, then SCCM must be configured to allow email notifications.  For more information, refer to the Managing Alerts section of the Lenovo Patch for SCCM 2.4 User Guide at the beginning of this article.

H.  Lenovo Patch for SCCM activation code must be entered when purchased or activate via trial activation option.

I.  The user running Lenovo Patch must:

  • Be a member of the WSUS Administrators group on the WSUS server.

  • Have Log on as a batch job rights

  • Be assigned to the All instances of the objects that are related to the assigned security roles security scope.

  • In addition, if the WSUS Server is remote, the user must be a member of the local administrators group on the WSUS Server.

J.  Each of your client machines must meet the following requirements 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.

  • Must have the LUC Agent installed on Lenovo devices.

K.  The firewall, proxy (if used), and web filter lists must contain a number of URLs.  The URLs are used by Lenovo Patch to download updates from third-party vendors.

L.  Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) environments

  • When operating in a FIPS environment, the console must be configured as a FIPS-compliant machine before you install Lenovo Patch.  If FIPS is enabled after the installation, you must reinstall Lenovo Patch.

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