I’m just wondering what’s the purpose of having the “Critical, Older Then 30 days” patch category.
Knowing that a patch is older then 30 days doesn’t help knowing if it’s superseded or not (Am I wrong?).
I don’t care if a patch is old, in order to choose if it must be applied I just need to know if it’s the latest available (yeah that’s the old principle of “automatically deny superseded patches” of Patch Management).
Maybe I’m missing something here…
1.) Older than 30 days might have been superseded or included in a later cumulative update. You can research the individual KB to find out, or have an explanation as to why it failed.
2.) It can be viewed as a helpful flag as to "why is this PC missing updates this old"; and could help point out PCs with update problems.
3.) Some manager or another might want that detail in a report.
I could go on and on....
Ok I understand what you’re saying. At this point I only regret the lack of the old good “superseded patches” functionality… IMHO that would have been really helpful, besides the 30 days-old category.