How To: Set up an Unattended Console in Ivanti Patch for Windows Servers 9.3

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    Purpose

     

    To provide an overview of setting up an unattended console

     

    Description

     

    On the Distribution Server

    • Create a text file that contains the list of patches you want each unattended console to scan for and deploy
      • Manually create the text file and save it on the distribution server
      • The text file must contain just the QNumbers associated with each patch, one entry per line
        • TIP: You can use Patch View to determine the QNumber associated with each patch

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    On Each Unattended Console

    • Create a patch scan template that scans for just the patches specified in the custom patch file
      • From the main menu select New > Patch Scan Template
      • Enter a name (and a description if desired)
      • On the Filtering tab, enable the Baseline filter
      • In the File box, specify the UNC path to the patch text file you created on your distribution server

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    • When setting your scanning and deployment schedule, make sure you:
      • Select the patch scan template you created above
      • Set your desired deployment staging option
      • Specify what deployment template to use
      • Set your desired deployment schedule

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    Ongoing Maintenance

    • Update the patch list on the distribution server as needed - your unattended console will automatically reference the updated list the next time it performs a scan and will deploy the missing patches to each of its managed machines

     

    Additional Information

     

    See Ivanti Patch for Windows Servers 9.3 Administration Guide, beginning on page 582 for more information

     

    Affected Product(s)

     

    Ivanti Patch for Windows Servers 9.3.x