Does the Altiris Software Update Agent/Plug-in depend on other Agents/Plug-ins?

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Article ID: 178821

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Patch Management Solution for Windows

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Question: Does Patch Management require that the Altiris Software Management Solution Agent/plug-in or any other plug-ins to be present on client machines in order for the Altiris Software Update Agent/plug-in to function properly?

Answer: No. Patch Management only requires that Altiris Software Update Agent and the core Symantec Management Agent components be present which consist of: 

  • Altiris Base Task Handlers
  • Altiris Client Task Agent
  • Inventory Rule Agent
  • Software Management Framework Agent
  • Symantec Management Agent