What are the definitions for the Revise Software Update Policies on the Microsoft Patch Management Import 7.0?

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Patch Management Solution for Windows

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Question
What are the definitions for the Revise Software Update Policies on the Microsoft Patch Management Import?

Answer

The following outlines the purpose for the Revise Software Update Policies settings:

  • Automatically revise software update policies after Patch Management Import:

    • When Microsoft revises an update it alters the file and Patch Management sees this as a ‘new’ update.

      • The update advertisement, found on the Console > Manage > Policies > Software > Patch Management > Software Update Policies > Microsoft > Software Update Policy > Advanced Tab, is disabled to allow for testing of this ‘new’ file
      • The advertisement will need to be enabled to proceed with rollout of the revised update
  • Enable distribution of newly added software updates:

    • Enabling this will bypass the disable feature of the revised update policy

      • This will be trusting Microsoft and allowing for a non-tested update to be rolled out to the environment based on the already created Software Update Policy