You are trying complete patch scanning manually. However, you cannot complete this task as you see the error 'Scanning Timed Out' on the screen.
This error may occur because of one of the following reasons:
Note: While the resolution provided in this article will help you overcome the problems encountered during manual patch scanning, there might be some cases where it fails again due to various reasons. It is hence recommended to perform scheduled patch scanning.
To complete patch scanning manually, follow the resolutions given below:
For Desktop Central
Similarly for Patch Manager Plus
Note: This is applicable only if the computers are in a workgroup setup.
Disabling UAC in the client computers
You are required to disable the UAC feature in all client computers. To disable the UAC feature, follow the steps given below:
For Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2
For Windows Vista and Windows 2008
This will disable the UAC in the client computer. You need to perform the same steps in all the client computers that has Windows Vista or higher manually.
Disabling Remote User Account Control in the client computers
You are required to disable the Remote UAC feature by changing the registry entry that controls the Remote UAC feature. To disable the Remote UAC feature, follow the steps below:
Note: If this key name is available then right-click on the name>Modify and follow the steps given below.
You have disabled the Remote UAC feature.
Applies to: Patch Scanning, Manual Patch scanning, Patch Scanning Failure, Scanning Timed Out
Keywords: Scan Patches, Patch Scan Failure, Scan Patches Manually
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