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WUA Patch Scan

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What does the script WUA Patch Scan do?
Does this script already download the patches, and so yes, where does it place the patches?

In some cases, our machines run out of disk space, after the WUA Patch Scan.

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  • A patch scan does not download any patches. It only checks what approved patches are missing and reports this information to the KServer.

    Patches won't be downloaded until a scheduled Automatic Update. These scripts begin with $get$ and their destination will depend on whatever you set the agent temp directory to for a given agent. There is also an option under File Source to delete after install.



    [edited by: SMason at 9:06 AM (GMT -7) on 8-10-2010]
  • SMason is correct.  Downloads don't start until the scheduled or manual automatic update.  If the computer in question is on the LAN, set the File Source to a shared location on a server (or desktop with lots of space for a remote office).  You can set an alternate from the Internet if the primary file source is not available.

    It is a scheduling nightmare that the downloads don't start until the update begins.  When using a shared location they should download BEFORE the scheduled update so that all of the required files are available.  The programmers must live in the land of unlimited bandwidth.  We live in fly-over land.  Not bad at our office, but for rural clients, bandwidth is ALWAYS an issue.

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  • A patch scan does not download any patches. It only checks what approved patches are missing and reports this information to the KServer.

    Patches won't be downloaded until a scheduled Automatic Update. These scripts begin with $get$ and their destination will depend on whatever you set the agent temp directory to for a given agent. There is also an option under File Source to delete after install.



    [edited by: SMason at 9:06 AM (GMT -7) on 8-10-2010]
  • SMason is correct.  Downloads don't start until the scheduled or manual automatic update.  If the computer in question is on the LAN, set the File Source to a shared location on a server (or desktop with lots of space for a remote office).  You can set an alternate from the Internet if the primary file source is not available.

    It is a scheduling nightmare that the downloads don't start until the update begins.  When using a shared location they should download BEFORE the scheduled update so that all of the required files are available.  The programmers must live in the land of unlimited bandwidth.  We live in fly-over land.  Not bad at our office, but for rural clients, bandwidth is ALWAYS an issue.