How To:  Include or Exclude Specific Patches in Scan Results

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    Purpose

     

    This document outlines how to scan and show only specific patches in the results, or how to scan and not include certain patches in the results.

     

    Symptoms


    While scanning, certain patches are offered that are not desired.
    Example: Your organization uses Java 7u40 and upgrading to Java 7u45 will disrupt other programs in your environment.

     

    Adding Patches to a Patch Group

     

    1. To scan or exclude specific patches, begin by assigning the desired patches to a Patch Group. In Protect, open Patch View.

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      1. Locate the specific patch by searching or filtering.

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      1. Right click the patch, choose Add to Patch Group, then choosing New Patch Group.

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      1. You will now be able to see that the patch a has been added to the Patch Groups tab below the search window.

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      1. Next create a new Patch Scan Template.

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      Selecting to Include the patches in your patch group

       

      1. In the Patch Scan Template window, enter a Name and Description to identify the scan template. Under Baseline or Exceptions, select Baseline and check your Patch Group.
      2. Scan using the Scan Template created. Results will only show those patches included in the Patch Group.

        This will ignore any checked boxes in the grayed out fields and will ONLY scan for whats in the patch group.

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      Selecting to Exclude the patches in your patch group

       

      1. In the Patch Scan Template window, enter a Name and Description to identify the scan template. Under Baseline or Exceptions, select Exceptions and check your Patch Group.

           2. Scan using the Scan Template created. Results will exclude those patches in the Patch Group.

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      How To: Include or Exclude Specific Patches in Scan Results

       

      Additional Information

       

      Important 9.2 Upgrade Information: Review Your Patch Scan Templates And Patch Groups

      Affected Product(s)

       

      Shavlik Protect 9.2

      Ivanti Patch for Windows Servers 9.3.X