Altiris Patch Management 7.1 for Windows - Installing Service Packs
I need to make sure I understand something about Altiris Patch Management 7.1 sp2.
I only have Patch Management and I do not have the full Client Management Suite. In particular, I do NOT have software management.
Using Patch Management for Windows, I can see the Service Pack bulletins from Microsoft. For example "SBS-windows6.1-KB976932" with a severity of "unclassified" is in the Patch Remediation Center.
Here is the problem. When you run compliance reports, there is not a way to show service packs vulnerable. I think this is true for all of the severity = unclassified bulletins.
Since these bulletins do not show as a vulnerability, is there really a way to deploy the patch to a machine using Patch Management?
Without Software Management, I cannot really think of a valid way to distribute the bulletin. Even if I create a policy and target it to a machine that needs the service pack, nothing happens (probably because there is not "vulnerability" per se).
When I look in the 7.1 Patch Management users guide it says you CAN deploy the service packs with Patch Mgmt. I cannot figure this out.
Can someone set me straight? Am I doing something wrong or do I simply need to buy the Software Management piece to get the ability to deploy the "unclassified" bulletins?