How To: Clean Up Your Patch Repository Using ITscripts

Version 10

    Purpose


    This document will show you how to run/schedule the "Console Clean Up" ITScript to clean up your Patch Repository

    The Patch Repository location is the path listed under "Patch download directory" in the Downloads tab under Tools > Operations (Tools > Options in 9.3)

    The default location is C:\ProgramData\LANDesk\Shavlik Protect\Console\Patches

     

    Symptoms

     

    Your patch repository is taking up too much storage space storing old patches you no longer need

     

    Steps

     

    Go to Manage > ITScripts, and when it is done updating, close the pop-up if it did not close automatically

     

    Under the "Maintenance" category, highlight "Console Clean Up" and click "Approve"

    ConsoleCleanUp.PNG

     

    Then go to Tools > "Run console ITScripts"

    RunConsoleScript.PNG

     

    The values listed are in Days (the default value for both is 180 days) - if you want to modify a value, double-click on the parameter you want to change (patchAge/deploymentAge) and enter the desired value

     

    *NOTE - The patchAge value references how long ago the local patch file was downloaded/created (Date created), not the date the patch was originally published by the vendor (Date modified), so you may still see files with old dates under "Date modified" after running the script

     

    When finished, press "Continue" to proceed to the scheduling options

    RunScript2.PNG

     

    Click "Run" to run immediately, or select the scheduling options you want and click "Schedule" (the "Run" button changes to "Schedule" when you select scheduling options)

    RunScript.PNG

     

    Affected Product(s)

     

    Shavlik Protect: All Versions