If the Altiris Log Viewer is open, close it before you perform this task. By closing the viewer, you can improve the task's performance by as much as 50 percent.
You may want to create a schedule for this task as well. This procedure ensures that you have the latest, most accurate data, and your software update tasks are kept up-to-date. Symantec recommends that you configure this task to run daily.
To download the Windows software updates catalog immediately
In the Symantec Management Console, on the Manage menu, click Jobs and Tasks.
In the left pane, expand Jobs and Tasks > System Jobs and Tasks > Software > Patch Management > Import Patch Data for Windows.
In the right pane, click Update.
When the available products list import is complete, under Vendors and Software, check the software for which you want to download the patch management metadata.
(Optional) Make any other wanted changes.
Click Save changes.
Under Task Status, click New Schedule.
In the New Schedule dialog box, click Now, and then click Schedule.
To configure a schedule for downloading the software updates catalog
On the Import Patch Data for Windows page, under Task Status, click New Schedule.
In the New Schedule dialog box, click Schedule, and then configure a schedule on which to run this task.
Symantec recommends that you configure this task to run daily.
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