How to remove vendor data from Patch Management?
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How to remove vendor data from Patch Management?


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Patch Management Solution for Windows




Question: How do I remove a vendor from patch management?

Answer: Work through the following steps:


  1. Open the Console > Home > Patch Management > MetaData Import Task (PMImport).
  2. Expand the 'Vendors and Software' segment.
  3. Locate vendor wanting to remove from Patch Management uncheck the unwanted vendors.

  1. Once the unwanted vendors have been unchecked enable the setting 'Delete previously downloaded data for vendors, software and languages that are now excluded' at the top of the page. 

  1. Click 'Save Changes' near the bottom of the page.

  1. Click 'New Schedule' under 'Task Status' segment and enable the configuration to run 'Now' and click 'Schedule' to execute the PMImport now; otherwise, wait for the scheduled run to complete.
  2. The Patch Remediation Center should now display the appropriate vendors as desired for managing Software Updates.
  3. After Import has completed Run the Check Software Update Package Integrity Check with the setting 'Delete the updates that are no longer in use from the file system' enabled.
  • Location: Console > Manage > Jobs and Tasks > System Jobs and Tasks > Software > Patch Management 
  • Suggestion: Schedule this to run no more than once a month, for this will put a heavy load on the SMP Server while processing 
  1. Run the NS.Package Refresh to run on the SMP Server (default runtime overnight), for they will clean up the packages on Site Servers following synchronization.