Hello Bjørn, The ability to scan/repair custom groups in Mac did not get completed for shipping. It will be supported and work in 9.1
Thanks for your reply!
Nice to know that we are'nt doing something wrong.
Since you mention 9.1, can you say something about when expected releasedate will be?
I can't say for sure but I would guesstimate sometime in Q4.
I'm Puzzled..I've been assuming that these patches were being applied for the last year because LANDesk was reporting such status. Now you're saying I've been doing nothing at all? If I can't apply patches via the repair process what's the recommended procedure?
My experience is that repair against a single vulnerability works as expectec, but not groups.
So you can patch OSX by creating one repair task pr vulnerability.
And there is no chance for this, IMO, important functionality to appear earlier in an component patch? :)
I'm glad I'm not the only one to have this issue.
Snowman, Is there a script template available which can be deployed through LANDesk to run multiple patch/repair jobs? Its too cumbersume for us to create a patch job for each Vul.
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You can repair more then one vul in a task just not a custom group. Highlight multiple vulnerabilities in to be scanned or in a machines security and patch information, right click one of the highlighted items and click repair. It will do all the highlighted vulnerabilities as a single task.
snowman: Yes, you can select more than one vulnerability and create a repair job that repairs the selected vulnerabilities.
But the console limits you to 25 vulnerabilities at once. I guess this is due to string length restrictions when sending commands to the shell.
This eases the pain a little bit, but the real solution is to get the custom patch group feature implementet as fast as possible.
Patching non-windows systems is one of the things that distinguishes LANDesk from it competitors and to keep this edge this issue should be fixed before the next release of LANDesk Management Suite, in IMHO.