Desktop Central periodically scans the systems in your network to identify the missing patches. The missing patches include both the operating system and application patches pertaining to that system. Generally, patches are released with varying severities ranging from Low to Critical. Based on these patch severities, Desktop Central classifies the system into three categories to quickly identify the health status of the systems in the network.
Based on the severity of the missing patches, the systems are categorized as Healthy, Vulnerable, and Highly Vulnerable in Desktop Central. The default health policy is as below:
The patches that are declined will not be considered for arriving at the system health status.
Desktop Central allows you to customize this categorization by selecting the patch severity levels for various health states as below:
It may be noted that you will not be allowed to select the same patch severity in different health states, i.e, if you select Low for Healthy Systems, you will not be allowed to select Low option for Vulnerable and Highly Vulnerable states.