Windows patch management is the process of managing patches for Windows, from scanning for and detecting missing patches to downloading and deploying them. Using a patch management solution, the entire Windows patch management process can be automated, so you don't need to go around to every computer and manually check whether all missing patches were identified and applied. Many Windows patch management tools also generate reports for you to confirm whether Windows patches have been deployed properly.
Microsoft Windows is the most widely-used OS, but manually applying Windows updates to all endpoints in a network can be a headache. What's more, deploying Feature Packs in particular can be tricky, as you have to download the dependency files first and then deploy the Feature Pack. To simplify the patching process, you can use patch management software to automatically patch your enterprise network. Patch management software creates a consistently configured environment that is secure against known vulnerabilities found in Windows and your applications.
Our patch management software, Patch Manager Plus, handles every aspect of Windows patch management, from detecting and installing Windows updates, hotfixes, rollups, and security updates to defending Windows systems by testing patches before rolling them out to the production environment to ensure they don't cause any issues. Asside from the Windows OS, Patch Manager Plus also supports over 250 third-party applications and antivirus updates. Patch Manager Plus - a Windows server patching tool identifies which servers and workstations need to be patched. After detecting, this Windows server patching tool patches all the Windows servers and workstations in your IT environment.
Patch Manager Plus automates the entire Windows patch management process with its Automated Patch Deployment (APD) feature. You can also view the System Health Status, based on the number of missing patches by using our Windows patch management tool. Managing your Windows patches with Patch Manager Plus works for both Active Directory-based and workgroup-based networks. With Patch Manager Plus, network managers can completely automate their Windows patch management efforts.
Patch Manager Plus' Windows patch management features help you:
To patch your Windows machines:
Patch Manager Plus supports the installation of Feature Packs for Windows OS. Each Windows 10 update comes with a lot of new features and enhancements to make a user's life easier. Patch Manager Plus automatically installs any dependency files before installing a Feature Pack.
If you're running Microsoft Client Security on your network computers, Patch Manager Plus automates the antivirus definition update mechanism. Patch Manager Plus' APD options help you schedule how frequently your systems are scanned and configured for virus definition updates.
Ever since Microsoft announced changing the Patch Tuesday structure in Oct 2016 for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, IT admins feared if this change in Windows update model will turn to be a disaster. But with Patch Manager Plus you can deploy monthly windows roll-up updates with ease.
Patch Manager Plus' Windows patch management feature supports the following versions:
Click here to view the list of Microsoft applications supported by Patch Manager Plus.