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Created: 15 Jan 2013 | 2 comments

I wopuld like to setup this automation policy so that i get an email when the server downloads new patches and what they are.  I tried to go in and set the input parameters but it doesn't seem to be working.  I hit the test button and didn't get an email. can someone tell me how to set this up and what to put in the input parameters??? 

Thanks in advance

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Sally5432's picture

A test wouldn't work if you're using the default policy unless there is a new bulletin in the last 24 hours.  You can clone the policy and then edit the SQL query to be more hours (edit query, paramaters and change 24 to whatever).  I changed it to 336 and then the test email went through and I got a link to the new bulletins in the last 2 weeks.  I have the policy set to run daily but the last email I got was 12/13 and I know new bulletins came out since then so mine doesn't seem to be working on schedule properly either, even though my test works.

I run "Item Status Changed After PMImport" automation policy.  Those emails seem to come through and are my clue to check the remediation center.

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mclemson's picture

There's an Item Status Changed After PMImport automation policy by default.  Is this enabled with a daily schedule?  The e-mail task it uses is the one defined in Notification Server Settings in the E-mail tab.  Do you have a To: e-mail address here (yours?) and a valid SMTP server?  Use 'Send test e-mail' on this tab to test.

Mike Clemson, Senior Systems Engineer, ASC
Intuitive Technology Group -- Symantec Platinum Partner