Patch Management Solution - Compliance Reports will not show that updates are installed until reboot is performed.
|Article:HOWTO8342|||||Created: 2007-12-03|||||Updated: 2013-08-01|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO8342|
When updates are installed via Altiris Patch Management Solution, the machine needs to
reboot in order for the patching reports to show the updates as installed.
Example: If a machine is patch up to 100% compliance the report will still show as a lower percentage until a reboot is performed.
The Patch Management reporting process does not return back as installed when the update exits with a 3010 return code or if the update has the <forceReboot>True</forceReboot> flag set in the update's xml.
If you cannot reboot your patched machines but need to know which updates successfully installed with a reboot required status you can run the following SQL query on the Symantec_CMDB or import the attached report containing this query:
select vComputer.Name [Computer], SWDA.Name [Update], SWDESC.Successful, SWDESC.RequiresReboot from vPMCore_SWDEventExecutionSuccessByComputer SWDESC
left join vComputer on SWDESC._ResourceGuid = vComputer.Guid
left join SWDAdvertisement SWDA on SWDESC.AdvertisementId = SWDA.AdvertisementId
order by vComputer.Name
Warning: this query and report are not supported by Symantec and may require modification.
Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO8342