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How to Create Custom Software Update Plugin Policies


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How to create custom Software Update Plugin Policies.


Release: 8.5, 8.6


In the Console go to Actions>Agents/Plug-ins>Roll out Agents/Plug-ins

In the left panel, expand Software>Windows.

You will see the following:

In the left panel, right-click the "Default Software Update Plug-in Policy" (red arrow, above) and choose "Clone".

You will see the following:

Give the policy a name that serves your needs (in yellow above) and click on the "OK" button. You will see the following:

Your policy is highlighted in blue in the left panel. The name of the policy highlighted in the left panel matches the name of the policy in the right panel (see red arrow above).

At this time, you can create a schedule that meets your needs (highlighted in orange above) and a target for your policy that meets your needs (highlighted in yellow above).

When you are finished, enable the policy by turning it on (upper right-hand corner) and then click on the "Save changes" button.


  • If you create several custom Software Update Plugin Policies, Do NOT include a computer in more than one Software Update Plugin Policy.
  • Also, if a computer is not listed in a custom Software Update Plugin Policy, it will be included automatically in the Default Software Update Plugin Policy.
  • All computers must be listed in an enabled Software Update Plugin Policy in order to receive updates/upgrades and patches.