Milestone Tracking Process for Patch Management Solution 7.1 SP2 and later

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Patch Management Solution for Windows

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Milestone tracking for Patch replication 7.1 SP2 and later
Order Task \  Process Parent \ Child Milestone check Verification Methods
1 Microsoft Patch Management Import - Task Parent Wednesday PM Check the status on the task.  Manage> Jobs and Tasks> System Jobs and Tasks> Software> Patch Management> Microsoft Patch Management Import
2 Patch Management Language Alerting - Replication Rule Child to Parent Wednesday PM Custom SQL
3 Patch Management Import Data Replication for Microsoft - Replication rule Parent to Child Thursday AM Look at the Patch Remediation Center on the child servers to validate that the new bulletins are visible. 
* This can be watched closer by using the Current Replication Activity report to monitor the process
4 Stage the bulletins - Patch Remediation Center Parent Wednesday PM Wait for the process dialog box to state task completed or check Manage> Jobs and Tasks> System Jobs and Tasks> Software> Patch Management> Download Software Update Package task to verify it has completed
4a Site Server in the SMP Server site  downloads the packages Parent Thursday AM Step 1 - Look at the UI on the Site Server  and verify that the packages have been downloaded.  Step 2 - Look at the Site Server in the Console and verify that the package count matches what the agent had
4b Create the Software Update Policies - Patch Remediation Center Parent Wednesday PM Wait for the wizard to complete After going through the wizard select the policy in the tree.  There can be a delay depending on the size of the policy
5 Download Software Update Package - Task Child Thursday PM View the policies, they should no longer show a message that the bulletins need to be staged and or look at the Download Software Update Package task
6 Site Server downloads the packages Child Thursday PM Step 1 - Look at the UI on the Agent and verify that the packages have been downloaded.  Step 2 - Look at the Site server in the Console and verify that the package count matches what the agent had
7 Client updates configuration and installs updates Child Friday on desired schedule Use the Compliance and Vulnerability reports.  That UI on the agent can also be used to double check results.
Note: See the diagram to get a better feel for the flow of data


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