Online CIC/Patch Management = Machine with Internet Access but no access to mdb database. It is using a local h2 database.
Offline CIC/Patch Management = Machine without Internet Access but access to mdb database.
In Online CIC, all Patch Management patches are in status "Pending User Acceptance". As Online Patch Management has no access to database it could not execute the maintenance task to update the Patch status using the Software Inventory of computers. This maintenance task sets the status "Not Applicable" to patches which are not needed according the Software Inventory.
The list of patch is status "Pending User Acceptance" is very long and it is slower to find a patch.
In this example there are 24807 patches in status "Pending User Acceptance" in Online CIC machine (against less than one thousand in Offline Patch Management).
In this example, in Offline Patch Management machine, the list of patch in status "Pending User Acceptance" is much smaller (564 patches)
How to update the Patch status from Offline Patch Management (access to mdb) to Online CIC (no access to mdb) ?
Client Automation - All Patch Management supported versions
Here is a method to update the Patch status "Not Applicable" on OnlineCIC from Offline Patch Management.
This procedure could be executed regularly (maybe once a month) to update the status of new patches and Patch status for new installed computers and/or software.