I'm running LD Management suite 9 SP2.
Due to different circumstances I've had to install mostly standard agent, a server agent on servers, standard agent with permissions, and standard agent with power management.
Recently I dowloaded the monthly updates for landesk. How to I do agent updates without messing up all the different agents I have deployed and turning them back into 1 standard agent?
I would suggest you use Patch Manager to distribute the MCPs to the clients. It will not mess with your current agent configurations just update the necessary files. http://community.landesk.com/support/docs/DOC-22568
Tried the Link and it worked for me okay.
Just in case you still can't access:
As needed LANDesk Support will release Monthly Component Patches to add new features to the product or resolve defects that have been discovered.
As part of the Monthly Component Patch a vulnerability definition will be included that will allow LANDesk Patch Manager to detect and repair your clients.
Browse to the location the Monthly Component patch is extracted to. There is one .xml file that contains the Custom Definition Information.
Import the Custom Definition
Existing Patch Manager customers:
Customers without Patch Manager:
Important note: If prompted to Overwrite existing product select Yes. There may be multiple you have to overwrite.
The remaining instructions are written to help someone who has never used Patch manager to patch a client. This is not the only method for applying a Monthly Component Patch, other methods can be used if desired.
Note: Although imported using the same process as importing a custom definition, the MCP patch definitions will show up in the LANDesk Updates category.
Important Note: The Scan and repair setting configured will have the following effect on the client.
If you wish to adjust this you can access the Help files for an explanation of the other options included in the Scan and Repair settings.
If you need to deploy multiple Monthly component patches you can use this article in conjunction with the following to repair all the patches at the same time.