ConfigMgr and Flexera Software CSI (3. Party Patch Management): Install the CSI Plugin

This is a quick and dirty how-to guide as I have a couple of customer who have asked for the same – how to Install the CSI Plugin in order to Connect the Flexera CSI to your ConfigMgr/WSUS/SUP infrastructure where you get the ability to monitor 3rd party vulnerabilities and remediate any threats by patching or removing software. This is a great management tool addon to your WSUS/ConfigMgr infrastructure and is a must for a complete patch management solution.

If you are new to Flexera Software CSI I suggest you go to the following links where you can read up on the solutions



Go to: using IE with Administrative Privileges.

Login with your CSI User Name and Password.

1. Download and install the CSI Plugin Setup by clicking on the link that POPs up in the bottom of the dashboard.


2. Run the installation.


3. Install the plugin and click finish. Refresh the CSI Web console after installation. If prompted login again.



4. Go to Patches à Configuration à WSUS/System Center (Disconnected) and run the Configuration Wizard to connect your CSI environment with WSUS.


5. Specify WSUS Server (First SUP) and the Port number to be used. Click Next


6. Create the certificate and click Next.

7. Choose “Use System Center to distribute packages” and modify the settings to match the below picture.


8. After the GPO is created. Click OK and then Close. Your environment is now connected.


Done. Next you will have to download the local agent and send it out with SCCM in order to retrieve information from clients about health and potential risk.
See how here:

Stay tuned for more posts.  Smile
And do not forget to leave a comment if you have any questions.

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About the Author:

Marius A. Skovli
Microsoft Enterprise Client Management Evangelist with: 10+ years experience within Microsoft System Management Solutions Extensive experience across Private and Public Sector Passion for Community Driven work, volunteering within Microsoft technology Great belief that sharing experience within fellow peers is key to creating a sustainable society Strong commitment to System Center User Group Norway as co-founder and current leader I am a technology enthusiast working as a consultant for the consultant company CTGlobal. I have always been passionate about IT and have the last 10 + years worked with Management and Automation within Microsoft technology. Back in 2005/6 I started working with System Management Server (SMS) 2003 and have been working with Enterprise Client Management ever since, where i today focus on helping customers design and implement solutions based on System Center Configuration Manager and/or Enterprise Mobility Suite from Microsoft. Other parts of my work consists of speaking and presenting at different events and seminars, doing research and blog about solutions I find and products I work with. I truly believe in a strong community where knowledge and know-how is essential. Creating creative arenas where it is possible for peers to spread the word about new technologies and solutions is key and as an act on this I co-founded System Center User Group Norway ( SCUG is an initiative where we discuss, preach and present new technologies and solutions in the System Center Space from Microsoft. This is a free arena for everybody to join that is interested in/or enthusiastic about Microsoft Cloud Platform (Enterprise Client Management or Cloud and Datacenter). Specialties: System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM2007-SCCM2012), Enterprise Mobility and Intune, Windows and Windows server deployment.

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