How to change the Default Distribution and Patch Settings

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    This article describes how to change the default Distribution and Patch settings.

     

    Distribution and Patch Settings


    How to locate and modify the Distribution and Patch Settings

      1. Open the LANDESK Management Suite console on either the core server or on a remote console.
      2. Select Tools | Security and Compliance | Agent Settings
      3. Under Agent Settings  you will select "Distribution and Patch" under "My agent settings" or "Public agent settings" depending on whether you want to create the setting for only you to Manage or if you want it to be accessible to others with the correct RBA rights.
      4. Either modify an existing setting in the right hand pane, or right-click the right-hand pane and select "New"

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    Changes made to a setting that is already set as the default will automatically take affect on the computers next Security Scan. This is the simplest way to globally update your agents with new Settings.


    If you would like to change a specific computer or a group of computers settings you will have to create a new setting and then push that change out.

     

    After creating a new Setting you can use a "Change Settings" task to change the default settings on computers.

     

    Change Settings Task

     

      1. Open the LANDESK Management Suite console on either the core server or on a remote console.
      2. Select Tools | Security and Compliance | Agent Settings
      3. Click Create a Task and select Change Settings.
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    1. Give the task a name and select whether you want it to be a Scheduled Task or a policy.
    2. Click on "Keep agent's current settings" to bring up a drop down menu of available settings.
    3. Select the new setting.
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    4. Click "Save".
    5. Add computers to the task and run it.