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Do I need to schedule a patch scan before automatic updates?

  • Hi,

    Does the automatic patch install process do a scan before running anyway? Therefore if I schedule a patch scan to run before my automatic update, is that causing the patch scan to be run twice?? Ie. is it necessary or is it just making more work for the machine?

    Thanks,

    Legacy Forum Name: Do I need to schedule a patch scan before automatic updates?,
    Legacy Posted By Username: djmundy
  • Kaseya Automatic Updates does not do a patch scan. It installs any missing patches that are approved by the patch policy. After patches are installed, it will automatically re-scan.

    So, you should schedule your patch scans to occur shortly before your patches are scheduled to me installed. For us, we schedule patch scans daily between 9PM and midnight, and schedule patch installs between 1AM and 4AM.

    Hope this helps.

    Lloyd

    Legacy Forum Name: Patch Management,
    Legacy Posted By Username: lwolf
  • Thanks Lloyd, that does clear things up.

    Legacy Forum Name: Patch Management,
    Legacy Posted By Username: djmundy