How To: Include or Exclude Specific Patches in Scan Results

Version 15

    Purpose

     

    This document outlines how to scan and show only specific patches in the results, or how to scan and not include certain patches in the results.

     

    Symptoms


    While scanning, certain patches are offered that are not desired.
    Example: Your organization uses Java 7u40 and upgrading to Java 7u45 will disrupt other programs in your environment.

     

    Adding Patches to a Patch Group

     

    1. To scan or exclude specific patches, begin by assigning the desired patches to a Patch Group. In Protect, open Patch View.

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      1. Locate the specific patch by searching or filtering.

       

       

      1. Right click the patch, choose Add to Patch Group, then choose New Patch Group.

       

       

      1. In the Patch Group window, enter a Name and Description to identify what the Patch Group will be used for, then click Save.

       

      1. Next create a new Patch Scan Template.

       

       

      Finding Specific Patches

       

      1. In the Patch Scan Template window, enter a Name and Description to identify the scan template. Under Baseline or Exceptions - Applies to Agents, select Baseline and then check the box for the newly created Patch Group. Hit Save.

       

       

      2. Scan using the Scan Template created. Results will only show those patches included in the Patch Group.

       

      Exclude Specific Patches

       

      1. In the Patch Scan Template window, enter a Name and Description to identify the scan template. Under Baseline or Exceptions - Applies to Agents, select Exceptions and then check the box for the newly created Patch Group. Hit Save.

       

      2. Scan using the Scan Template created. Results will exclude those patches in the Patch Group.

       

      Affected Product(s)

       

      Shavlik Protect 9.2.x

      Ivanti Patch for Windows Server 9.3.x