Detailed changes which take place when Software Updates have been revised by the vendor within the Patch Management Solution.
When the Vendor (e.g. Microsoft, Adobe etc.) revises an update; the distribution points and code base for the package will be changed.
Review the descriptions of the following settings to manage this within Patch Management:
1. Automatically revise Software Update policies after importing patch data:
2. Enable distribution of newly added Software Updates:
3. Disable all superseded Software Updates:
Informational: Once enabled; these processes only affect the Software Update Policies moving forward. This process is not retroactive and will not enable the advertisements for revised Software Updates prior to this setting being enabled.
Advisory: An enhancement request has been submitted to review the naming convention of this process, for the wording '...newly added...' tends to promote the idea that the current month's released updates will be distributed.
Report for PM 6.2: View Software Update Tasks with disabled advertisements.
Import this xml to the Reports; displays listing of Policies that have disabled advertisements, and the right-click > Open will allow for viewing the individual Software Update Policy. This works for PM 7.1, SP1, SP2, MP1.x & 7.5.
PM 7.X: SQL Script that details all current Software Update Policies enabled and their respective Guid, and a SQL Script to set the status of each policy to 'disabled' where Guid = respective Guid. - Warning: ensure current backup of database is in place prior to executing scripts that manually alter console items. Note: this doc is a .sql doc to maintain integrity of the scripts.
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