Has anyone managed to get patch manager to reliably update SP2 clients to SP3 yet?
I rolled out SP3 on my core 5 days ago and immediately told patch manager to include the client and console SP3 patches in the COMPLIANCE group with AUTOFIX enabled.
After many days here is the breakdown from the patch manager STATUS window for the Landesk-supplied SP3 client patch
I've had 436 computers detect the need for SP3
61 have reported as repaired
369 report a failed repair
-there are almost another 300 which were scanned that don't detect the need for the patch for some reason; not sure why...
Anyway, the overwhelming repair failures are the target of this post.
The HISTORY tab shows that all of the failures report "Install (failed while running commands)"
If I had to guess I would say that most if not all of our XP machines succeed while most if not all of our Win7 machines fail.
I'm not sure what to do next. I've got a Landesk product that can't seem to patch itself with landesk-supplied instructions.
The only idea I have is that maybe there is something messy in the patch settings that the clients use...though I don't know what it would be.