Ivanti Patch for SCCM (Formerly Shavlik Patch) Version History

Version 2

    Ivanti Patch for SCCM 2.4

    Build 2.4.1488.0

    Released April, 2018

    New Features

    The add-in to Configuration Manager 2012 contains the following new features:

    • Alerts: Alerts are now available that notify you of important events. You can customize the severity level of each alert configuration as you see fit: Informational, Warning, or Critical. You view active alerts within the product, and you can choose whether you want to receive alert notifications via email.
    • Shared Settings, Filter and Tasks: In previous releases, all settings, user-defined filters and recurring tasks were stored on a per-user, per-console basis. It is now possible to share these items between users and across consoles. This simplifies the setup process for other users and for yourself if you move between consoles. It also allows everyone to share useful filter definitions.

    Users who opt-in to shared settings will take advantages of these changes:

      • Shared Settings: When one user opts-in to shared settings, key settings become available to all users at all consoles. These settings simplify setting up Ivanti Patch for all users on all consoles connected to the same site.
      • User-Defined Filters: Once you’ve opted-in to shared settings, you have the ability to create shared filters and to turn any private filters into shared filters. They instantly become available to you at other consoles and to all other users who opt-in to shared settings.
      • Shared Task: When a user opts-in to shared settings and schedules a recurring task to automatically publish updates, that task will be visible and editable on all consoles. It will also become the single recurring task for all users who opt in to shared settings.
    • Timestamp Server: You can now apply a timestamp to your WSUS packages during the publication process. One benefit to providing a timestamp is that you will not need to re-sign update packages when a WSUS signing certificate expires. This is because the timestamp allows the signature to be verified even after the signing certificate has expired.
    • New Grid Control: Information is now presented using a new grid control system. This provides many more capabilities for displaying, grouping, organizing and filtering your data columns.
    • Real-Time Status: Real-time status of tasks performed on the console is now shown in the grid.
    • Relaxed Version Matching Requirement: When using Patch for SCCM in an environment in which the WSUS Server and the SCCM console reside on different machines, the operating system versions of the two machines no longer need to match.
    • Updated Search Tool: The search tool used to locate updates in the top pane of the grid has been improved. It contains an updated syntax and has a new look.
    • Full Ivanti Rebrand: Images and icons have been updated to reflect the Ivanti brand. In addition, all references to Shavlik and LANDESK have been removed. Directory paths, folder names and scheduled tasks are automatically updated during the upgrade process.


    Ivanti Patch for SCCM 2.3, Update 2

    Build 2.3.974.0

    Released August, 2017


    This build resolves an incompatibility with System Center Configuration Manager version 1706.

    Ivanti Patch for SCCM 2.3, Update 1

    Build 2.3.960.0

    Released March, 2017


    New Features

    The add-in to Configuration Manager 2012 contains the following new features:

    • Unlimited Third-Party Categories: The previous limit of 100 third-party vendor and product categories has been removed. You may now publish to as many third-party categories as are in your environment.
    • Rebranded to Ivanti Patch for SCCM
    • Resolved Several Issues: See the Ivanti Patch for SCCM Update 1 Release Notes  for details.


    Shavlik Patch 2.3

    Build 2.3.837.0

    Released October, 2016

    New Features

    The add-in to Configuration Manager 2012 contains the following new features:

    • New Approach to Licensing: A Protect Cloud account is no longer needed to access and download the full Shavlik Patch catalog. Instead, a license key is now used to activate the program and access all required files.
    • Third-Party and Custom Catalogs: Shavlik Patch now supports the use of third-party catalogs and custom catalogs. A new Catalogs tab is provided on the Settings dialog and it shows which update catalogs are currently being used by the program. The Shavlik Catalog, which is the primary catalog, will always be available. Information about catalogs from other vendors may be provided by Shavlik and will appear on the Catalogs tab. You can also provide information about your own custom catalogs and catalogs from other vendors.

    • Bundles and Detectoids: Shavlik Patch now provides support for bundles and detectoids. A bundle is a collection of one or more updates. A detectoid is a type of update that can serve as a prerequisite check for other updates. These items are not currently contained within the primary Shavlik catalog, but they may apply to certain third-party catalogs.

    • Disconnected Environments (Offline Mode): Shavlik Patch now supports environments that do not have an Internet connection.

    This capability is configured using the new Offline Options tab on the Settings dialog. A new File Downloader PowerShell script is provided to help you manually download catalog files and update files from an Internet-connected machine and move them to the disconnected console machine.


    Shavlik Patch 2.2

    Build 2.2.568.0

    Released March, 2016

    New Features

    The add-in to Configuration Manager 2012 contains the following new features:

    • Manage Products: This new dialog enables you to:
      • View and edit which third-party vendor and product categories are being synchronized with the WSUS server and are deployable
      • Select the categories you want to be synchronized with Configuration Manager
      • Initiate a synchronization with WSUS
      • Delete product and vendor categories
    • Update Editor: Provides the ability to edit an individual update. This feature is targeted at advanced users who want to modify an update’s metadata and specify pre- and post-installation commands.

    • Local Source Folder: A local source folder can be defined to store updates. You might use this to:
      • Manually download updates prior to publication in order to speed the publication process

      • Manually download updates on a connected network and then move the updates to a secure, isolated network

      • Create an archive of all your published updates

    • New Toolbar Buttons: The following toolbar buttons are now available:
      • Edit: Used to modify an individual update’s metadata and to create and attach custom install scripts to an update.
      • Manage Products: Used to launch the Manage Products dialog.

      • Download: Used to download the selected update(s) to the folder specified on the Local Source tab of the Settings dialog.

      • Publish: Used to manually publish one or more third-party updates.

      • Unselect All: Used to unselect all updates that are currently selected in the Shavlik Patch grid.

      • Expire: Used to expire third-party updates.

      • Republish: Used to publish updates that were previously published.

      • Re-sign: Used to re-sign updates if your signing certificate has changed or has been renewed.

      • Delete: Use to delete an update from all deployments, deployment packages, Software Update Groups and WSUS.

      • Online Help: Used to access the Shavlik Patch user documentation and video tutorials that are available on the Shavlik website.

    • Search Tool: The Search tool enables you to quickly locate updates contained in the top pane of either the Shavlik Patch or the Published Third-Party Updates grid.

    • Metadata-Only Publication: When publishing an update, you now have the option to publish detection logic for the update but not the actual software update binaries. A new column in the Shavlik Patch and the Published Third-Party Updates grids indicates if an update has been published as metadata-only.
    • Enhancements to the Bottom Pane: New information is now contained in the bottom “details” pane, including the URL of the published CAB file, the name of the installable item file, and IAVA IDs.
    • Copy Contents: You can copy the content in the top and bottom panes to your computer’s clipboard. This enables you to paste that content into an email message, a spreadsheet program, etc.
    • Warn About Expiring Certificate: A warning will appear if your signing certificate is nearing its expiration date. The warning will advise you to install and distribute a new certificate so that you do not lose the ability to publish third-party updates.


    Shavlik Patch 2.1

    Build 2.1.810.0

    Released February 24, 2015


    This build contains two changes:

    • Support for New Certificate: Supports a change in the Shavlik SSL certificate.

    • Publishing Process: If you choose to publish an update Now (as opposed to scheduling the update for publication), you no longer need to specify credentials and the Microsoft Scheduler is no longer used.

    Build 2.1.801.0

    Released November, 2014

    New Features

    The add-in to Configuration Manager 2012 contains the following new features:

    • Configuration Checker: This utility is typically run immediately after Shavlik Patch is first installed. It is used to determine if you meet all requirements for using Shavlik Patch.
    • Composite Filters: A composite filter consists of two or more filters that are linked and that run in series. You can repeatedly narrow or expand your search of the updates within the Shavlik Patch grid by automatically running two or more filters back-to-back. A composite filter enables you to perform searches that involve both OR and AND logic.

    • Details Pane: A new bottom pane is provided whenever a single update is selected in the Shavlik Patch grid. This bottom pane contains detailed information about the selected patch.

    • Proxy Configuration: A new Proxy tab enables you to test and modify the proxy settings used by Shavlik Patch when accessing the Internet using your Web browser.

    • Supersedence: A new column in the Shavlik Patch grid indicates if an update has been superseded by another update. Detailed supersedence information is provided in the Details pane.

    • Metadata: Shavlik Patch now looks for metadata revisions whenever a new copy of the catalog is downloaded. You have the option to either immediately revise the updates in WSUS or ignore the new metadata.

    • Languages: A new Languages tab lets you choose which languages to display for those updates that have different packages for different languages. In addition, a Languages column is now provided in the Shavlik Patch grid. This new column identifies the different language versions that are available for each update.

    • End of Life Notification: If the version of Shavlik Patch that you are using is nearing its end of life date, a message will be displayed when you start Shavlik Patch. The message will indicate when the version will expire and it will provide a link to get the latest version.

    Shavlik Patch 2.0

    Build 2.0.574.0

    Released February, 2014

    New Features

    The add-in to Configuration Manager 2012 contains the following new features:

    • An add-in is now available that allows you to manage the patching process for both Microsoft and non-Microsoft completely from within Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. For customers who are using Configuration Manager 2012 or later, Shavlik Patch is no longer reliant upon System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP).
    • The add-in automatically acquires content updates from Shavlik each time Configuration Manager is opened (or once a day if Configuration Manager hasn’t been closed in that time).
    • The add-in includes the capability to automatically as well as manually publish third-party application updates to WSUS. Filters can also be applied that allow users to automatically publish only updates from certain vendors (e.g. publish only Java and Adobe updates).
    • The add-in provides robust support for Java updates when Java is in use.
    • The user can select updates to be expired, which removes published updates from WSUS. This is beneficial in cases where an update is superseded or for general file management on the WSUS server.
    • Provides streamlined handling of Apple updates to support applications such as Apple application support and Apple mobile device support.

    Resolved Issues

    • When applying Java and certain Apple updates via the add-in configuration, users will no longer be required to perform manual steps to install updates. The updates are packaged in such a manner as to detect the need to automatically perform certain actions such as shutting down Java prior to installing an update.