There are two situations covered in this article.
The current default location for Windows PM Import uses HTTP as seen below:
Starting on February 15, 2021, Broadcom will disable HTTP access to the SolutionSam site and will require use of HTTPs. Any access using HTTP will be redirected to HTTPS, and the remediation for the default location below may not be needed. In some cases this may not work and installation of the pointfix is needed
Note that HTTPs support using (TLS 1.2 and 1.3 only) was added previously, so you may install the applicable point fix below at any time. The default HTTP URL will redirect to HTTPs starting on February 15, 2021.
When using the custom location as seen above, we check the availability of the URL entered by the user, and this check is done using TLS 1.0, so if any modifications are made it will fail if TLS 1.0 is disabled in the environment, which for most customers will be the case as TLS 1.0 and 1.1 are deprecated. As such, customers will experience issues with modification of the Patch Import task properties (inability to save changes).
Patch Management Solution 8.1.x and 8.5.x
Situation 1: To change the default URL used for Patch Management Import data, run the applicable point fix for your version, either 8.1 or 8.5:
These pointfixes will change the default location to use HTTPS instead of HTTP.
Note for customers on 8.0: Version 8.0 will be at full end-of-life on April 3, 2021 and no point fix is available. To continue after February 15, 2021, implement one of the changes below for situation two and use a custom location with HTTPS (https://www.solutionsam.com/imports/7_1/patch/windows/pmimport.cab)
Situation 2: If you use a custom location to direct to the HTTPS URL (https://www.solutionsam.com/imports/7_1/patch/windows/pmimport.cab), do one of the two options below.
You can run the attached pointfix below applicable to your version and release update level. After installing you can modify the URL to use a custom HTTPS.
Alternatively, follow Microsoft’s guidance to enable TLS1.2:
Microsoft suggests enabling TLS1.2 through registry entries see the following Microsoft article for more information: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/core/plan-design/security/enable-tls-1-2-client
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