You are trying to deploy updates for an application but the patch update is delayed with the error message "Patch update delayed since application is used by another process".


You might face any of the above mentioned scenario due to one of the following:

  • Users are logged in and have a the specific application is open on their computer.
  • One of the web browsers using specific application might have been open in the computer.


In the above mentioned case, the update will not be successful and automatic retry will be in progress. Patch will be installed only when the specific application is not in use. It will be successfully installed during the system startup in most cases.

Applies to: Patch Deployment, Patch Installation Failure, Patch Installation Error, Patch Errors

Keywords: Patch Installation, Patch Management, Patch Deployment Error, Patch Installation Failure