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Patch Management - How To

How do I deploy approved patches?

Description

You can automate the patch deployment process using Desktop Central. Using automated patch deployment you can complete all patch-related tasks from identifying missing patches to deploying them to specific client computers.

As an administrator, you must test the patches, especially critical ones, before deploying them. You can use the Patch Approval feature in Desktop Central to ensure that only patches that you have approved will be deployed using the Automated Patch Deployment feature.

For more information about the Automated Patch Deployment feature, see

You can also deploy approved patches manually. This document provides steps required to deploy approved patches.

Steps

To deploy approved patches you must choose Manual Patch Approval mode. Follow the steps mentioned below to:

    1. Click the Admin tab
    2. Under Patch Settings, choose Approval Settings
    3. Under Approve Patches section, choose Manually
    4. Click Save to store the changes

    You have successfully configured to approve patches manually. Only the patches which are approved will be deployed via Automatic Patch Deployment.

Approving Patches

You can approve specific patches from the following categories of patches:

    Applicable Patches

    Missing Patches

    Installed Patches

To approve patches, follow the steps given below:

    Click the Patch Mgmt tab

    In the View Patches section, select a patch category

    Check the checkbox against specific patches

    In the Mark as dropdown list, select Approve

You have approved specific patches.

The approved patches will be deployed depending on the automated patch-deployment task created by you. For more information about creating tasks to deploy patches automatically, see Configuring Automated Patch Deployment.

If you enable the Approve Patch feature, and you have not approved patches that are categorized as missing patches. You will see the status, 'No missing patches found'. Ensure that you test and approve the missing patches to deploy them during the next scheduled task to deploy patches automatically.