I have been tasked with replacement of our WSUS system in favour of Landesk Management Suite 9.0. I have been playing with the Patch and Compliance feature for a while and although it looks it can do things better than WSUS, I'm struggling to make few things work. I would appreciate if anyone could help me with the following:
1. I've created a OS specific groups under custom groups (Patch and Compliance) i.e. Windows 2003 Server, Windows 2008 Server etc. How can I populate those groups with patches applying only to those operating systems? I've tried filter but I still see security patches related to other software (office etc). I would like to be able to add only critical patches for the OS.
2. Can I automatically add newly released patches to those custom folders?
3. How can I download (Import) all the latest Microsoft Patches to Landesk. Do I need to schedule the download of the patches? I though Landesk would periodically check for updates and download them automatically.
Any help would be appreciated.
Since WSUS is very Microsoft centric and LANDesk is more open, there are numerous vendors to contend with so it gets a little confusing sometimes.
Hope this helps.
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