The Missing Patches view provides the details of the patches that affects the applications/ systems in your network, which are not installed.
To view the list of Missing Patches, follow the steps mentioned below:
Click Missing Patches.
You can view the details of the patches that are missing in your network. Missing 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 missing patches are depicted in a graph. The details of the missing patches shown includes the following:
Patch ID: A unique reference ID in Desktop Central for every patch
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
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.
Patch Description: A brief description about the patch.
Patch Type: Refers to whether this patch applies to Microsoft OS/Applications or Non-Microsoft Applications like Adobe, Java, etc.
Severity: Determines the importance of the patch. These severity ratings are as per the bulletin or advisory information.
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 buld deployment. You can also approve or decline a patch by selecting the appropriate option from the "Mark As" menu.
Release Date: Refers to the date of release of the patch by the vendor.
Download Status: Refers to the status of the patch download on the Desktop Central Server.
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.
Installed Systems: Refers to the count of the systems where the patch has been installed.
Missing Systems: Refers to the count of the systems that do not have the patches installed yet.
Failed Systems: Refers to the number of systems on which the patch deployment has failed. Clicking the count will list the details of the failed computers, from where you can redeploy.
Platform : Refers to the Operating System used by the computers. You can choose to filter the patch management based on the Operating System such as Windows and Mac.
Vendor : Refers to the vendor of the software applications.
Reboot : Refers whether rebooting is required or not after installation of patches.
You can install the patches by selecting the patches to be installed and by clicking the Install Patches button.
This will open the Installing Patches Configuration, with the selected patches added. Select the targets and deploy the configuration. The selected patches will be applied only to the target computers with the corresponding operating system. If the selected patches were applicable for Windows Operating System, then the patches will be distributed only to computers using Windows Operating System and vice versa.
You can also click the Missing Systems count from where you can select the required systems and select Install Patches to deploy.
See Also: Viewing Applicable Patches, Viewing Latest Patches, Installing Missing Patches, Viewing Installed Patches, Viewing Supported Patches, Viewing Healthy Systems, Viewing Vulnerable Systems, Viewing Highly Vulnerable Systems