Deploying by Criticality

Patches can also be deployed based on the need for the patch. For example, a low impact patch might be applied over a weekend while a patch that addresses a critical security vulnerability might be deployed immediately. To this end, Shavlik Protect allows the administrator to deploy patches based on the user-defined criticality. Criticality for a patch can be set from the grid in Patch View or from the middle pane of Machine View. Simply right-click a patch and select Set Criticality.

Note: Don't confuse criticality (which is set by you) with severity (which is set by Shavlik).

To deploy patches based on criticality, right-click one or more patches and select Deploy > Based on Criticality > { level of criticality for which to deploy }.