14.4 Deploying a Patch

Before you can begin deploying patches to devices, the ZENworks Adaptive Agent must perform the Discover Applicable Updates (DAU) task. The DAU task allows the ZENworks Adaptive Agent to detect the status (Patched, Not Patched, or Not Applicable) of each patch, depending on the devices in your network.

The patch detection cycle occurs each day at the ZENworks Server where a DAU task is scheduled for all managed devices (servers and workstations.) You can also initiate a DAU task from an individual agent. You can see the results of the patch detection scan in the Patches section under the Patch Management tab or the Devices tab of the ZENworks Server. The results are available even if a workstation is disconnected from the network.

To deploy a patch, you use the Deploy Remediation Wizard. The wizard lists only those devices to which the patch applies and lets you deselect any devices that you don’t want patched. In addition, you can schedule when you want to deploy the patch.

The following steps assume that one or more patches are available from the subscription service.

  1. In ZENworks Control Center, click the Patch Management tab.

  2. In the Patches tab, select the patch you want to deploy by clicking the check box in front of the patch, then click Actions > Deploy Remediation to launch the Deploy Remediation Wizard.

  3. Follow the prompts to deploy the patch.

    Click the Help button on each wizard page for detailed information about the page.

Watch a video that demonstrates how to find, test, and deploy patches.