The Windows Catalog tab determines whether the catalog operates in Online or Offline Mode and defines a number of options.
Defined options include locations (such as location of the source files, the repository, the signature file, and so on) as well as filters and whether local copies of the files are created on the target server or downloaded directly during deployment.
After a catalog option update, ensure you update the patch catalog for the catalog option update to take effect.
The following sections provide more information about the Windows Catalog tab:
Depending on whether you are creating an online or offline patch catalog, perform the following prerequisites steps to download and use the patch metadata files:
If the machine running the Console has internet access, perform the following steps to download the patch metadata files:
Alternatively, if your console machine does not have access to the internet, you can use the metadata files generated after executing the offline patch downloader utility. For more information about running the patch downloader utility, see Patch Downloader utility for Microsoft Windows.
Select one of two options:
Enter the following information:
Payload Source Location (NSH Path)
(Offline only) Location of existing metadata and payload files
Repository Location (NSH Path)
NSH path to the location of the patch repository
Patch Signature File (hf7b)
(Offline only) Depot location of the signature file, hf7b.xml, originally downloaded from Shavlik Technologies
For offline mode, the Patch Signature File needs to be added to the Depot after each execution of the offline downloader utility and the Patch Catalog definition needs to be modified to point to the newly added Depot Objects.
Package Info File (pd5)
(Offline only) Depot location of the Information File, either pd5.xml, originally downloaded from Shavlik Technologies
For offline mode, the Package Info File needs to be added to the Depot after each execution of the offline downloader utility and the Patch Catalog definition needs to be modified to point to the newly added Depot Objects.
|OEM Catalog File (oemcatalog)|
(Offline only) Depot location of the Catalog File, oemcatalog.zip, originally downloaded from Shavlik Technologies
For offline mode, the Catalog File needs to be added to the Depot after each execution of the offline downloader utility and the Patch Catalog definition needs to be modified to point to the newly added Depot Objects.
When specifying a host within an NSH path, you can use either the host name of the IP address (IPv4 or IPv6).
Enter the following information:
Network URL type for payload deployment
(Only for Windows 2012 targets) Before you enable the Agent mounts source for direct use at deployment (no local copy) option, you need to add the mounted device in the security zone of the target. This can be done by making the following changes to the registry of the target.
Network URL for payload deployment
The value entered here depends on your selection in the Network URL type for payload deployment box.
Browse to and select a predefined ACL Policy. Permissions defined by the ACL Policy are assigned to all Depot Objects created in the catalog.
Download from Vendor
(Online Only) To download the payload (executables) at the same time as the metadata, select the Download from Vendor check box.
Filters limit the amount of information brought into the catalog. You define a combination of product and language (such as Microsoft Windows 2008 — English). There is no limit on the number of filters you can create but you must have at least one. Only those hotfixes and bulletins that match the combinations you define are added to the catalog.
If you are working in Offline Mode, the product/language combinations you define must match those defined in the configuration file used by the download utility.
You can define filters during catalog creation or later, when editing the catalog. Click Add Filter and enter the following:
Select a product from the list provided.
Select the appropriate language for the product.