How do I configure Patch Management 7?
Setup collections and perform network discovery as needed:
Install Licenses (Patch Management requires License node count and AUP to be current or Inventories for Patch will fail):
Configure the Settings for the Microsoft Vendor Policy: Configure Filter Update interval, set up exclusions for unwanted update types and configure Package Server usage.
Configuration of QChain Download: This is a Microsoft Software and only needs to be download once to the NS and replicates when downloaded to the clients that have the Patch Agent Plug-in.
Configuration of Check Software Update Package Integrity: This will only need to be run when there are orphaned packages or if the download location for Update Packages has been moved.
Configuration of the Software Update Agent Rollout to Clients (Patch Agent): Configure to target specific clients to install the Patch Agent Plug-in
Configuration of the Default Software Update Plug-in Policy (Software Update Cycle/Reboot Schedule): Sends the command to install updates, that have downloaded to the clients, at a specific time. This policy may be cloned, if needed to target a specific filter for software update cycle / reboot scheduling, by right-click / Clone.
Configuration of the Microsoft Vulnerability Analysis Policy (Patch Inventories): Interval for requesting Patch Inventories from the clients.
Configuration of the Microsoft Patch Management Import (PMImport .cab files and the Revised Software Update Task Schedule): Must be ran before pushing updates for Microsoft and Adobe
Patch Remediation Center:
Running Reports to view vulnerabilities:
Configuration of Patch Management Core Services:
o Managed Languages: Enable all desired languages and Apply changes (Running the PMImport will pull down the .cab files for these languages)
o Download location configuration for the Software Update Packages
· Custom Severity
o Patch Management mirrors the severities from Microsoft; however, this is where custom severities can be implemented to fit a desired structure outside the Microsoft severity list.
Configuration of Hierarchy Settings for Patch Policy Replication: Outlined in KM Article:
Configuration of Hierarchy Settings for Patch Policy Replication: Outlined in KM Article: HOWTO9874
To Setup Patch Management 7.0 for Linux: Please view KM Article: HOWTO10327
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