Installing updates on devices manually

If you have selected Find and install required updates in the Update management settings window of the Quick Start Wizard, the Install required updates and fix vulnerabilities task is created automatically. You can run or stop the task in the Managed devices folder on the Tasks tab.

If you have selected Search for critical updates in the Quick Start Wizard, you can install software updates on client devices through the Install required updates and fix vulnerabilities task.

To create an update installation task, do the following:

  1. In the Application management folder in the console tree, select the Software updates subfolder.
  2. In the Software updates folder open the context menu of an update and select Install updateNew task, or click the Install update (create task) link in the section intended for working with selected updates.

    The Updates Installation and Vulnerabilities Fix Task Creation Wizard starts.

  3. Follow the instructions of the Wizard.

After the Wizard completes its operation, the Install required updates and fix vulnerabilities task is created and displayed in the Tasks folder.

You can enable automatic installation of system components (prerequisites) prior to installation of an update in the Install Applications and Fix Vulnerabilities task properties. When this option is enabled, all required system components are installed before the update. A list of the required components can be found in properties of the update.

In the properties of Install Applications and Fix Vulnerabilities task, you can allow installation of updates that upgrade application to a new version.

If the task settings provide rules for installation of third-party updates, the Administration Server downloads all relevant updates from their vendors’ websites. Updates are saved to the Administration Server repository and then distributed and installed on devices where they are applicable.

If the task settings provide rules for installation of Microsoft updates and the Administration Server acts as a WSUS server, the Administration Server downloads all relevant updates to the repository and then distributes them to managed devices. If the network does not use a WSUS server, each client device downloads Microsoft updates from external servers independently.

To create an installation task for a selected update:

  1. In the Application management folder in the console tree, select the Software updates subfolder.
  2. In the Software updates folder, click the Run Update Installation Wizard button.

    The Update Installation Wizard opens.

    The Update Installation Wizard functionality is only available under the Vulnerability and Patch Management license.

  3. Follow the instructions of the Wizard.

When the Wizard finishes, the Install required updates and fix vulnerabilities task is created and displayed in the Tasks folder, or a new rule for fixing the vulnerability is added to the existing Install required updates and fix vulnerabilities task.

Upgrading to a new version of the application may cause a malfunction of dependent applications on devices.

In the settings of the updates installation task you can configure a test installation of updates.

To configure a test installation of updates:

  1. In the console tree, select the Install required updates and fix vulnerabilities task in the Managed devices folder on the Tasks tab.
  2. From the context menu of the task, select Properties.

    The properties window of the Install required updates and fix vulnerabilities task opens.

  3. In the properties window of the task, in the Test installation section select one of the available options for test installation:
    • Do not scan. Select this option if you do not want to perform a test installation of updates.
    • Run scan on selected devices. Select this option if you want to test updates installation on selected devices. Click the Add button and select devices on which you need to perform test installation of updates.
    • Run scan on devices in the specified group. Select this option if you want to test updates installation on a group of devices. In the Specify a test group field, specify a group of devices on which you want to perform a test installation.
    • Run scan on specified percentage of devices. Select this option if you want to test updates installation on some portion of devices. In the Percentage of test devices out of all target devices field, specify the percentage of devices on which you want to perform a test installation of updates.
  4. Upon selecting any of the options but the first one, in the Time to take the decision if the installation is to be continued (h) field specify the number of hours that must elapse from the test installation of updates until the start of installation of the updates on all devices.
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