The Supported Patches view provides the details of all the patches released by Microsoft Corporation, Apple and third party vendors that are supported by Desktop Central.
To view the details on Supported Patches, follow the steps mentioned below:
You can view the details of the all the patches that are supported by Desktop Central. You can also see the patches that are missing on those systems and deploy them, you can invoke to restart or shutdown the system from the same view. You can also generate reports by selecting specific options from the pre-defined filters provided. You can filter the system details based on computer name, domain name, remote office, custom group, OS, Service Pack, last scan time, last boot time etc,.
The following details are shown:
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
Download Status: Determines whether the patch is downloaded from the vendor's website and is made available in the Desktop Central's Patch Repository for deployment.
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.
Reboot: Specifies whether the patch installation requires a system reboot or not.
Superceded By: Indicates that the patch is outdated and have another patch that is more recently released and has taken its place.
Platform: Refers to the platform of the Operating System like Windows or Mac.
Vendor: Refers to the vendor of the Operating System like Microsoft or Apple.
Reboot: Refers if the patch requires a reboot or not.
Patch Uninstallation: Refers if uninstallation is supported for the patch or not.
This information is retrieved from the Central Patch Repository that resides at the Zoho Corp.'s site periodically.
See Also: Viewing Applicable Patches, Viewing Latest Patches, Viewing Missing Patches, Installing Missing Patches, Viewing Installed Patches, Viewing Healthy Systems, Viewing Vulnerable Systems, Viewing Highly Vulnerable Systems