Agent Policy Walk Through - Patch Tab

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    Purpose

     

    The purpose of this document is to walk through the agent Patch tab, in order to understand and utilize these functions and features of agents.

     

    Description


    Patch Tab:

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    Add a Patch Task

    • Creates a new patch task

    *Note: You can add multiple patch tasks to an agent policy, each will have scan and deploy options as well as schedule options.


    Patch Task Options (drop down)

    • Scan and deploy options
    • Schedule

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    Scan and Deploy Options

    • Patch scan Template
      • Select or create the patch scan template that will be used to scan your machines.
    • Patch Deployment
      • Deployment Template
        • Select or create the Deployment Template you want your agent machines to use.
      • Deploy patches (which needs to be checked in order to configure the deployment template)
        • You can choose to deploy all patches detected as missing.
        • Or you can select or create a Patch Group to control what patches are deployed.
      • Deploy Service Packs - An option not included in the agentless scan/deploy, allows you to automatically deploy Service Packs.
        • You can choose to deploy all SPs detected as missing.
        • Or you can select or create a Service Pack group to control what Service Packs are deployed.
          • You can also limit SP deployments per day. Since each Service Pack deployment requires a reboot you may want to limit deployment to only a few a day.

    Schedule

    • Hourly
        • Run Every - 1 to 100 hours
      • Starting time
        • Enter desired time to have the schedule run.
    • Daily
        • Enter desired time to have the schedule run.
      • Days
        • Select the days of the week in which you would like the schedule to run.
      • Once Per Month
        • Day - Select the numerical date in which to have the schedule run.
        • The - Here you can select the first, second, third, ect. day of any day of the week. Meaning if you select the third Monday, the schedule will run every third Monday of the month. 
    • Randomize schedule time (minutes)
      • Select how many minutes the schedule is randomized, up to 120 minutes.
    • Run on boot if schedule is missed.
      • Use this setting if you would like your machines to run the task on boot if the schedule was missed.
        • You can also delay the schedule after boot by minutes, up to 120 minutes.

     

    Affected Product(s)

     

    Shavlik Protect 9.x