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Defining a Patch Manager

A Patch Manager is a device in your network which manages the patching system. With a Patch Manager you can:

  • scan devices in your network for patches
  • download patches
  • deploy patches on affected devices
  • check for new bulletins/ patches
  • assess existing bulletins

Any device with a supported Windows operating system can be defined as Patch Manager. To be able to deploy patches efficiently across your network, the Patch Manager should have a strong configuration and at least 2GB disk space to store patches.

To be able to manage patches, a device must be a Patch Manager. Only Windows devices can be Patch Manager .

  • If your Master has a Windows operating system, it is by default defined as the Patch Manager .
  • If your Master has a Linux operating system, you must define another device as Patch Manager first before you can start inventorying for missing patches and patching.

    Notes

    • If you must use a Proxy Server to access the Internet, see the Connecting to a Proxy Server topic before selecting your Patch Manager.
    • The Patch manager does not work with IPV6. You must use IPV4 to be able use this feature.
  1. Go to Patch Management > Patch Manager .
  2. Click Add a new Patch Manager .
    The Add a new Patch Manager dialog box appears.
  3. Click All .
    All available devices are listed.
  4. Select the device you want to define as the new Patch Manager and click OK .
    The dialog closes and the device is listed as Patch Manager in the right window pane.
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