You can download all software bulletins. However, Symantec recommends that you download only the bulletins that the target computers require. On the Patch Remediation Center page, in the compliance reports, you can view how many computers require an update.
After the updates are downloaded, you can create a software update policy to distribute the updates to managed computers.
When you choose to download a software bulletin, a task is created that downloads the associated software updates. You can view the status of this task to troubleshoot the download of software updates.
To download software updates
In the Symantec Management Console, on the Actions menu, click Software > Patch Remediation Center.
In the right pane, in the Show drop-down box, click Windows Compliance by Bulletin, and then click the Refresh symbol.
These reports let you see which updates the target computers require.
Click the bulletins that you want to download.
For example, click the bulletins that have a high number in the Not Installed column. You can select multiple items while holding down the Shift or Control key.
Right-click the selected bulletins, and then click Download Packages.
You can close the status dialog box; the download continues in the background.
To view the status of a software updates download
In the Symantec Management Console, on the Manage menu, click Jobs and Tasks.
In the left pane, click System Jobs and Tasks > Software > Patch Management > Download Software Update Package.
In the right pane, view the status of download tasks.
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