Agent - Clear Retry Count

Version 6



    Agents are unable to patch the machine. A similar message to the one below is seen within the STPatch.log file located within:


    Example: Added disable date for {MSWU-516]  [Q2529073]


    Protect 9: 

        o Vista & Later: C:\ProgramData\LANDesk\Shavlik Protect\Logs

        o Earlier OS’s:  C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ LANDesk\Shavlik Protect\Logs


    Protect 8:

        o Vista & Later: C:\ProgramData\Shavlik Technologies\Logs

        o Earlier OS’s:    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Shavlik Technologies\Logs





    This message indicates the patch referenced failed too many times and was flagged. Within the agent, if a patch fails to download after 11 attempts or fails to install after 3 attempts the agent will stop trying to deploy that particular patch.


    This can be resolved directly on the Console by accessing View > Machines. Right-click on the machine exhibiting the issue and navigate to Agents > Clear Retry Count as outlined in the illustration below:




    Alternately, this can be achieved on the agent by opening the Agent UI and navigating to Patch Administration > Clear retry count within the 'Patch' tab as seen in the illustration below:




    Once the retry count has been cleared, patches should download and deploy as normal.


    Affected Product(s)


    Protect Version: All