1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 17, 2008 7:05 AM by phoffmann

    Applying rules against client machine groups.

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      Hi All,

       

       

      I am about to role out a number of patches against my client machines, however the some of the machines will need only some of the patches and some will need other.  I am trying to find away to group the machines and then apply rules against them.  Eg.  If in group X don't appy patch A, If in group Y apply patch A and B.  IF in group C never apply patch A and C.

       

       

      How would I achieve this?

       

       

      Thanks in advanced.

       

       

        • 1. Re: Applying rules against client machine groups.
          phoffmann SupportEmployee

          The "easiest" way to it, I think, would be to set patch-groups.

           

          So - say you have three patch groups for thee patches (Patch_A, Patch_B, and Patch_C).

           

          Group1:

          - Patch_A

          - Patch_B

          (DOES NOT CONTAIN PATCH_C)

           

          Group 2:

          - Patch_A

          (DOES NOT CONTAIN PATCH_B)

          - Patch_C

           

           

          Group 3:

          (DOES NOT CONTAIN PATCH_A)

          - Patch_B

          - Patch_C

           

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          Now you can just schedule those patch-groups against your devices (or device groups / queries) ... there's no specific logic (yet) to "NOT" install a patch on a device. There's an ER for that - if you want to get added to it, please open a support ticket and get yourself added to ER # 12942 - "ER: Patch Manager to be able to "not patch" specific machines with specific patches"

           

          Paul Hoffmann

          LANDesk EMEA Technical Lead.