Starting from 8.5 RU2, Patch Management Solution for Windows lets you create an Install Software Updates task for installation of single or multiple software updates. If you need to perform management operations immediately before and after the installation of the updates as part of a sequence of events, you can sequence the task in a single client job with other pre- and post-installation tasks according to your needs.
A. If you want to disable the File Based Write Filter (FBWF) for Windows Embedded before software update installation, you can create a client job with the following tasks:
B. If you want to back up configuration file before software update installation, you can create a client job with the following tasks:
C. If you want to perform an operating system back up before software update installation, you can create a client job with the following tasks:
In the Symantec Management Console, on the Manage menu, click Jobs and Tasks.
In the left pane, right-click the folder where you want to create the task, and then click New > Task.
In the Create New Task dialog box, in the left pane, expand Software > Patch Management, and then click Install Software Updates.
In the right pane, select software updates that you want to install.
Note: Symantec recommends that you limit the number of updates in an Install Software Updates task. The more updates a single task contains, the longer timeout period the task requires.
Configure the following task options:
Software Updates Installation
Lets you select software updates that you want to install. The task must have at least one update selected.
Symantec recommends that you limit the number of updates in the task. The more updates a single task contains, the longer timeout period the task requires.
Restart after updates installation
Lets you configure restart options for the task while the task runs and after the task completes installation of software updates.
Suppress restart during task execution
No restart of a target computer occurs even if the task contains one or many software updates that require computer restart. The task completes with success.
Note: You need to ensure that the computer gets restarted at some time. Otherwise the update installation stays unfinished and Patch Management Solution reports show the update as not installed.
You can analyze the task return codes to check if the restart is required.
You can also use a registry value to check the status of the update that is pending restart (such an update gets the status REBOOT_PENDING) as follows:
Note: If you enable this option, and use a power control task in the same job, the option Restart computer only if it is pending reboot of the power control task cannot detect the REBOOT_PENDING status of the installed update. For this reason, you need to add a condition to the power control task that is based on the Install Software Updates task return codes 1 and 6.
Restart if required at the end of task execution
If the task contains one or many software updates that require computer restart, a target computer is restarted once upon task completion.
If a single job contains multiple tasks with software updates that require computer restart, a target computer is restarted every time when such task completes.
(Optional) To specify the timeout period for the task and other task options, click Advanced, configure the options according to your needs, and then click OK.
Note: The task timeout period should not be less than the time that is required for update installation.
|TASK_RESULT_POLICY_NOT_FOUND = -2||
|TASK_RESULT_PLUGIN_NOT_FOUND = -1||
Task failed for one of the following reasons:
|TASK_RESULT_EXECUTED_ALL_SUCCESS = 0||
|TASK_RESULT_EXECUTED_ALL_SUCCESS_REBOOT_REQUIRED = 1||Task succeeded.
All updates were successfully installed. Restart is required.
|TASK_RESULT_NOTHING_TO_INSTALL = 3||Task succeeded.
No applicable updates are found, or all applicable updates are already installed.
|TASK_RESULT_NOTHING_TO_EXECUTE_DOWNLOAD_FAILED = 4||Task failed.
One of the updates is not ready (i.e., update package cannot be downloaded).
|TASK_RESULT_EXECUTED_SOME_FAILED = 5||Task failed.
Some updates failed to install. No updates required restart.
|TASK_RESULT_EXECUTED_SOME_FAILED_REBOOT_REQUIRED = 6||
|TASK_RESULT_EXECUTED_ALL_FAILED = 7||Task failed.
All updates failed to install.
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