Patch Scanning And Deployment Best Practices Guide (Agentless)

Version 3

    Purpose

     

    This document provides best practices and guidance on scanning and deploying patches with Shavlik Protect. This will cover how to properly use many features of Protect so that you can successfully perform patching, automate patch tasks, and have a better understanding of the patching abilities of Protect.

     

    Best Practices

     

    The best practices have been broken into different sections. Follow the links below for each scenario/category.

     

    Verifying Requirements and Initial Setup

     

    Verifying and Updating Patch Definitions

     

    Configuring Patch Scan Templates and Filtering Options

     

    Configuring Patch Deployment Templates

     

    Successfully Running Agentless Patch Scans & Deployments

     

    Considerations

     

    Patch Tuesday Survival Guide and Best Practices

     

     

    Additional Information

     

    There may be additional best practice information in the Best Practices Guide from our online documents.

     

    A Zip file containing these guides as well as all referenced documentation (other than Microsoft links and videos) is attached below if you prefer to have a downloaded copy of all necessary documentation to get started and successfully use Protect for patch scanning and deployment.

    [See attached "Patch Scan & Deployment Best Practices.zip"]

    Note: Files in attachment last updated 4/7/2015.

     

    Affected Product(s)

     

    Shavlik Protect 9.x