Software Update Management Tasks

There are three main tasks you perform in managing software updates Each task is divided into several subtasks:

  • Preparing for software update management

    This is a one-time step that involves downloading and running the installer program for the software update inventory tool on the site server and then distributing the tool components to the destination client computers.

  • Authorizing and distributing software updates

    This is a recurring task that you perform as often as is required by the size and rate of change of the sites you are administering.

  • Tracking software update compliance

    In this task you monitor the software update installation process, check compliance levels for critical updates and troubleshoot software update installation problems.

These tasks are described in detail in the following sections.

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