There is an identified need to be able to have a near immediate delivery of patches to freshly deployed Operating Systems.
How do I expedite the distribution of patches to these machines?
It is recommended to use a Staging Symantec Management Platform server to perform the initial deployment of new client machines where a high frequency Patch Management Vulnerability scan is required.
Machines can be built against the staging server, patched quickly using high frequency refresh cycles and then moved to the production Symantec Management Platform server for on-going management.
It is not possible on a single server managing a medium to large number of end points to increase the frequency of the Patch Management Vulnerability scans and the Altiris Agent policy refresh intervals due to the amount of data which is processed against all resources.
Details for each configuration item which needs to be modified on the Staging Server and the reasons for using a Staging Server are below.
These schedules perform a refresh on specific data for all resources and cannot be partitioned to refresh the data for a subset of resources.
Also see KB Article ID: 48264 - Creating a Staging NS for Patch Management