Downloading the Windows software updates catalog
You must download the Windows software updates catalog (patch management metadata, or patch management import files) before you can download software updates or create software update policies.
See Implementing Patch Management Solution for Windows.
If the Altiris Log Viewer is open, close it before you perform this task. By closing the viewer, you can improve the task's performance by as much as 50 percent.
You may want to create a schedule for this task as well. This procedure ensures that you have the latest, most accurate data, and your software update tasks are kept up-to-date. Symantec recommends that you configure this task to run daily.
To download the Windows software updates catalog immediately
In the Symantec Management Console, on the Manage menu, click .
In the left pane, expand .
In the right pane, click .
When the available products list import is complete, under Vendors and Software, check the software for which you want to download the patch management metadata.
(Optional) Make any other wanted changes.
Under Task Status, click .
In the New Schedule dialog box, click , and then click .
To configure a schedule for downloading the software updates catalog
On the Import Patch Data for Windows page, under Task Status, click .
In the New Schedule dialog box, click , and then configure a schedule on which to run this task.
Symantec recommends that you configure this task to run daily.