How to: Locate the Patch Download Location on Protect Console

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    Purpose

     

    This document explains how to locate the default or user-defined patch download location in Protect.

     

    Description

     

    When Shavlik Protect deploys patches to other machines on its environment, prior to deploying it must first download the patch to the console machine from the software vendor. These patches are routed to a default location on the local machine or if set to so, to a user-customized location. These patches will remain on the local machine following deployment so that the patch does not have to be redownloaded every time it is detected as missing and deployed. Sometimes if space is limited administrators may wish to clear out some of the older patches on the machine. This document explains how to locate the default location on the local console machine, or to determine where the user-defined patch download location is set in Protect.

     

    Locating the Default Patch Directory in Protect


    In Shavlik Protect version 9: the default patch download location can be found by navigating to this directory on the local disk:

    C:\ProgramData\LANDesk\Shavlik Protect\Console\Patches

     

    Setting Custom Patch Download Location in Shavlik Protect

     

    The patch download location can be viewed or modified by going to Tools > Operations:

     

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    In the Operations menu, the Download tab which will be displayed by default contains this location in the top section.

     

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    To change this path to which patches will be downloaded prior to deployment, simply change the path in this field, and click save at the bottom. (Note: After changing all patches that are not in the new location will be downloaded- so it may be wise if you are changing this download location to transfer or delete the patch files in the default repository.)

     

    Affected Product(s)

     

    Shavlik Protect 9.x