For other solution licensing, see the Altiris Licensing - Technical FAQ
Client runs the initial 'Windows System Assessment Scan,' creating the STPatchAssessment.log file and sends the Patch Inventory back to the SMP for processing.Patch Management requires the Altiris Agent download and install the following to function properly:
License count exceeded: Clients that have pulled a valid license will continue to return Patch Inventories. However, newly added clients will not return Patch Inventories if they do not have a valid license.
License Annual Upgrade Protection (AUP) expiration: Pre-existing software bulletins, listed in the Patch Remediation Center (PRC) will be available for enabling and deployment of their related software updates. The Notification Server will no longer be able to download updated versions of the PMImport.cab file. Software update policies and inventory rule scans will continue to function. However, it will not be possible to obtain updates for new bulletins and their corresponding inventory rules due to the inability to update the pmimport.cab. If a newer version of the solution is installed, it will not function until AUP is renewed.
License recovery: Retired computers will release a license.
Advisory: All managed clients will continue to utilize a Patch License, for the product is coded that managed clients could potentially be patched in the future.
Note: If the Client needs to be managed, yet the license needs to be refunded, work through the following:
Troubleshooting Licensing Issues: Patch Management Licensing and Client Inventories fail to return to the Notification Server