You have opted for Automated Patch Download/ Download & Draft / Download & Deploy and the scanning of machines specified in Define Target has been completed. However you get a message - "Not started" in the download/deployment status.
You will see this message as the Patch Download is scheduled to start only after two hours from the start of scanning.
Patch Scanning process takes an estimated two hours irrespective of whether the scanning is successful or not. And you will get to see the "Not Started" message for the entire two-hour duration after the Patch Scan commences.
Applies to: Patch Management, Patch Scanning, Patch Deployment
Keywords: Patch Scan Failure, Not Started, Patch Download and Draft