The purpose of this document is to explain how patches are tested prior to being included in an XML update or content release.
Shavlik tests each patch that is released in every supported language for each Operating System\Service Pack\Application combination to ensure proper detection, installation, and rollback (where applicable). File by file comparisons (where applicable) are performed before and after patch installation to ensure patch supersedence has been properly taken into account. The Shavlik labs are equipped to test patches against hundreds of Operating System and Application combinations to ensure patch assessment and deployment functions will operate as intended on client systems.
Shavlik Protect 9.x