To deliver and install the software updates to the appropriate computers, you must create software update policies.
The Distribute Software Updates wizard lets you create software update policies. If the associated software updates are not yet downloaded, Patch Management Solution creates a download task. When download is completed, the software update policy is distributed to the target computers.
If you want to install a Service Pack, Symantec recommends that you create a software update policy for this service pack only, without any other bulletins included in it. Also, in the wizard, check the Allow immediate restart if required box.
The policies that you create are stored in the Manage > Policies > Software > Patch Management > Software Update Policies folder. You can view the details of the policy and change settings if necessary.
You can view the software update policies distribution results in reports.