Intune Patch My PC – Full Guide – Part 5

Intune Patch My PC – Full Guide – Part 5

This article will describe how to setup Intune Patch My PC. This will be a full guide! Because it was such a long blog post, I divided it in parts. Every part will be released day after day. Situation:

  • Azure AD Joined Intune managed devices

Target:

  • Implementing Patch My PC for 3rd party applications and 3rd party applications update management

Patch my PC’s mission is to simplify how enterprises create, manage, update, and deploy third-party applications within System Center Configuration Manager. Our solution is used by over 1,600 enterprises worldwide, helping to maintain applications on over 5 million devices. They also have a public preview running for integration with Intune. In my blog post we will go over this and set it up. You can find more info about Patch my PC on their website. Requirements for running Patch My PC Publishing service:

  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
  • Supported Operating Systems
    • Windows Server 2008
    • Windows Server 2008
    • Windows Server 2012
    • Windows Server 2012
    • Windows Server 2016
    • Windows Server 2019
    • Windows 10 (x64) – Microsoft Intune only

Prerequisites for running Patch My PC Publishing service:

  • When using Windows Server operating systems, WSUS should be installed and configured.
  • If using Windows 10 client for Microsoft Intune only
    • Optional feature RSAT: Windows Server Updates Services Tools should be pre-installed

 

1. Set up a Incoming Webhook Connector in a new Teams channel

  • So, in our previous post (Intune Patch My PC – Full Guide – Part 4) we deployed an application and that went very smooth! Now let’s start setting up notifications.
  • Patch My PC recommends setting up alerts to receive notifications published products including Titles, Classification, Severity, CVE-ID’s, Catalog Expiration Details, and more!
  • Let’s start with setting up a teams notification! 
  • Add a new channel to a team.

  • Give your channel a name, I choose ‘Patch My PC notifications’. Click on ‘Add’.

  • Once the channel is created, click on the three dots next to it, and click on ‘Connectors’.

  • In the ‘Connectors’ screen, click on ‘Developer Tools’ and then click on ‘Configure’ for Incoming Webhook.

  • Choose a name for your Incoming Webhook, optionally upload a custom image and click on ‘Create’. 

  • Copy the URL for your Incoming Webhook somewhere. Click on ‘Done’.

  • Close the Connectors screen.

 

2. Configure the Patch My PC Publishing Service to send alerts to this new Teams channel

  • Navigate to your Patch My PC VM and open the Patch My PC Publishing Service
  • Click on the ‘Alerts’ tab, check ‘Send Microsoft Teams reports’. 
  • Paste your Incoming Webhook URL and click on ‘Test’.

  • Now you should see the message that a notification has been sent to the Teams channel. Click on ‘OK’ to close the message.

  • Go to your Teams channel and check if you have a notification there.

  • Hooray, so this works flawlessly!

 

3. Deploy a new application from Patch My PC to Intune and check if you get a notification

  • Now this is all described already in my previous blogposts, so I’m gonna go over this quickly now.
  • Go back to the Patch My PC Publishing Service and deploy a new application to Intune (choose one).
  • Trigger the Sync from the Patch My PC Publishing Service
  • Have some patience now, the App should show up and you should get a notification in the Teams channel we configured.

That’s it for Part 5. Later this week I’ll post the last part. 

 

Happy testing!


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