Starting version 8.9.03, BMC Server Automation is renamed to TrueSight Server Automation. This space contains information about BMC Server Automation 8.9.02 and previous versions. For TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.03 and later releases, see TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.

Patch Downloader utility for Microsoft Windows

The Patch Downloader utility for Microsoft Windows, provided by BMC, uses a configuration file that contains the following information:

  • Definition of a proxy server (if one is used)
  • Identification of a local, temporary directory on the server that is used by the Patch Downloader utility during download
  • Filter definitions which determine the metadata and payload that is downloaded from the Shavlik Technologies website


To run the patch downloader utility, you have the option of using windows_downloader.bat on a Windows machine or on a UNIX machine.

The following topics explain how to build the configuration files and how to use the downloader utility for Windows:

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