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How server decide which patch need to push.

Created: 07 Dec 2012 | 7 comments

Hi,

If I have push the 100 MS Patch to all my client 100 OS first time and then it could be the possible that some system took 50 patch and some took 80, then at the next time if we will push patch then how client will take only those patch which are not having by it?

Or My server send all the patch to all the client?

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W007's picture

HI Nagesh,

It's depend what patch required in OS.those patch are not required it's not accept.

Check Sergei Kljujev Comments

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/patches-not-being-pushed-all-computers-filter

 

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Mistral's picture

Your sever (the patch policies) only target vulnerable clients ... based on their last assesment scan (this is a policy/package in your agent. Runs every 4 hours if you didn't change the configuration).

SaschaH's picture

For all the products you import patch data of Altiris will create an XML which will be pushed to the clients in the Assessment scan package. The assessment scan runs on the client and goes through the list to check if a version is already up to latest patched version or not. This then gets reported to the NS and is saved in the patchdata for the client. Thats also how you get the compliance data in patch management. And as mistral said only the still vulnerable ones get targeted for download and installation of patches. IF they are included in the patch policies you set up for the bulletins.

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Nagesh Singh's picture

Thanks all,

1) Can we have have path where I can seen the XML file?

2) If I have package server then where this XML file will get created?

Is it creating on Package server or NS server and share the file path for the same?

3) Where are the options for the schedule the patch CMS 7.1 MP2?

 

 

Thanks & Regards,

Nagesh Singh

 

SaschaH's picture

1) Altiris\Patch Management\Packages\WindowsVulnerabilityScan

2) will get created on the NS and replicated on the package servers

3)Settings 
   -Agents/Plug-ins 
   -Software 
   -Patch Management 
   -Windows 
    -Default Software Update Plug-in Policy

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Nagesh Singh's picture

Hi,

I can see the 3 files.

Thanks & Regards,

Nagesh Singh