Altiris 7.1 Testing Patch Remediation Center with a test group, not my production group
I have been wanting to utilize Patch Remediation Center in the Symantec Management Console to patch some our 3rd part applications like Adobe Reader, Flash Player, Quicktime Player. It is under Actions > Software > Patch Remediation Center.
I want to first understand how it works, behaves, etc before I use it on our Procduction workstations. Our Production workstations are from 2500 - 3000 with a mix of XP and 7 x64 workstations and my test group is anywhere from 5-10 workstations with the same mix of OS's. I setup Import Patch Data for Windows under Jobs and Tasks. My example I am trying to test patching Adobe Reader 10 and 11. So I check off the updates for 10 and 11 I need, setup schedule and it completes. Next is Patch Remediation Center; I right-click the bulletin(s) and download packages, next is to setup the Distribute Packages. I setup a new Policy with Step 1; at the bottom area "Apply To Computers" I setup my test group that I named "Patch Remedy Group" that consists again of 5-10 computers and mixes OS's. This is so I can see my test pc's infront of me and watch how this patch remediation works and behaves. After said and done with the policy and the policy is turned on. Windows Assesments need to run, then the list of computers able to get these patches will be generated under "View Targeted Computers". Everytime I setup this up, my test computers NEVER show up under Targeted Computers. It is always the production computers on our network that get applied. The production computers that have Adobe Reader 11.0. installed. My test computers also have Adobe Reader 11.0 installed. I ahve treid setting up a patch of 11.0.1, 11.0.2, and 11.0.3. Same setup everytime of my Patch Remey Group, but the Targeted COmputers always come up as my Production Computers.
Any reason why I cannot get my test group as the targeted computers instead of production computers? I am not even near ready to have my production computers get any of these patches.