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How to automate the distribution of critical patches?

  • 1.  How to automate the distribution of critical patches?

    Posted 12-27-2017 10:43 AM

    Hello to all.

     

    I am new with Patch Management Suite and I need to ask you a demonstration to a customer who needs to solve the problem of patching on their servers and desktop computers.

    While the functionality or the step by step instructions for the installation of patch policies what is clear to me, what I need to know if anyone can share some script or procedure to automate the procedure.

    In summary, for the more experienced colleagues in Altiris asked:

    • Is there a way that automatically you can assign a custom severity to Windows patches, taking into account their gravity?
    • After you have selected my critical patches, there is a way to create policies automatically to the server / desktop computers, which i assigned as the destination?

    Thank you all for your time!



  • 2.  RE: How to automate the distribution of critical patches?

    Posted 12-27-2017 12:04 PM

    Have you had a moment to review Ludovic's tool?

    https://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/cwoc-patchautomation-and-zerodaypatch-builds-80



  • 3.  RE: How to automate the distribution of critical patches?

    Posted 12-27-2017 01:46 PM
    Yes, but it was not clear to me how to apply it? Any help?


  • 4.  RE: How to automate the distribution of critical patches?

    Posted 12-27-2017 02:45 PM
    Have a look at Symanetc free zero day workflow: https://www.symantec.com/connect/videos/workflow-template-zero-day-patch This can be customized to suite any need.


  • 5.  RE: How to automate the distribution of critical patches?

    Posted 12-27-2017 02:51 PM
    Have a look at https://www.symantec.com/connect/videos/workflow-template-zero-day-patch The workflow can be easily customized


  • 6.  RE: How to automate the distribution of critical patches?

    Trusted Advisor
    Posted 01-02-2018 03:46 AM

    There's also "AutoPatcher" from Mina Gerges