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Viewing Installed Patches

The Installed Patches view provides the details of the patches that are installed in your network.

To view the list of  Installed Patches, follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Click the Patch Mgmt tab
  2. Under Views Select All Patches
  3. Click Installed Patches.

You can view the details of the patches that are installed in your network. Installed patches are further listed under specific views like patch view, computer view and detailed view. You can also generate reports by selecting specific options from the pre-defined filters provided. You can filter the patch by Application, service pack, bulletin, patch type, approval status, download time, release time etc.,  

The severity of the installed patches are depicted in a graph. The details of the missing patches shown includes the following:

  1. Patch ID: A unique reference ID in Desktop Central MSP for every patch

  2. Bulletin ID: The advisory article provided by the vendor which contains information about the vulnerability and patch availability. Clicking this link, will lead you to the Bulletin Details view, which provides more info about the Bulletin and the vulnerability

  3. Patch Name: The name of the patch. Clicking this link, will lead you to the Patch Details view, which provides more details about the patch.

  4. Patch Description: A brief description about the patch.

  5. Patch Type: Refers to whether this patch applies to Microsoft OS/Applications or Non-Microsoft Applications like Adobe, Java, etc.

  6. Severity: Determines the importance of the patch. These severity ratings are as per the bulletin or advisory information.

  7. Approve Status: This refers to whether the patch has been approved for bulk deployment via Automated Patch Deployment. This is significant only if you have enabled Patch Approval prior to bulk deployment. You can also approve or decline a patch by selecting the appropriate option from the "Mark As" menu.

  8. Release Date: Refers to the date of release of the patch by the vendor.

  9. Download Status: Refers to the status of the patch download on the Desktop Central MSP Server.

  10. Affected Systems: Refers to the total count of the systems that require this patch to be installed. This also includes the systems where the patch has already been installed.

  11. Platform: Refers to the platform of the Operating System like Windows or Mac.

  12. Vendor: Refers to the vendor of the Operating System like Microsoft or Apple.

  13. Reboot: Refers if the patch requires a reboot or not.

  14. Patch Uninstallation: Refers if uninstallation is supported for the patch or not.

To install multiple patches, select the patches and click Install Patches, which will open the Patch Configuration from where you can select the targets and deploy. The target will be listed based on the selected patches, if the selected patches were applicable for windows operating system, then the target will be computers using Windows operating system.

Note:  You can choose to uninstall the patch, by selecting the patches and clicking the Uninstall Patch button. Uninstallation will be done only if Desktop Central supports uninstallation of the specific patches.