The Automatic Update page is the preferred method of updating managed machines with Microsoft patches on a recurring basis. Automatic Update obeys both the Patch Approval Policy and the Reboot Action policy. Use Initial Update if you are installing patches for the first time on a managed machine. See Methods of Updating Patches, Configuring Patch Management, Patch Processing, Superseded Patches, Update Classification and Patch Failure for a general description of patch management.
Click Schedule to display the Scheduler window, which is used throughout the VSA to schedule a task. Schedule a task once or periodically. Each type of recurrence—Once, Hourly, Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly—displays additional options appropriate for that type of recurrence. Periodic scheduling includes setting start and end dates for the recurrence. Not all options are available for each task scheduled. Options can include:
Click Cancel to cancel execution of this task on selected managed machines.
Select All/Unselect All
Click the Select All link to check all rows on the page. Click the Unselect All link to uncheck all rows on the page.
These icons indicate the agent check-in status of each managed machine:
Online but waiting for first audit to complete
Agent online and user currently logged on. Icon displays a tool tip showing the logon name.
Agent online and user currently logged on, but user not active for 10 minutes
Agent is currently offline
Agent has never checked in
Agent is online but remote control has been disabled
The agent has been suspended
Note: Displays the following message if applicable:
If recurring, displays the interval to wait before running the task again.