Deployment Template: General Tab


Copy speed

Specify how quickly you would like patches copied to the remote machine.  The faster the copy speed, the more network bandwidth you use.

Seconds to wait before retrying

If a patch copy fails, you can specify how long to wait between retries.  Valid values are from 0 to 100 seconds.

Hours until post deployment
e-mails are sent

Enables you to specify how long to wait for patches to be successfully deployed before sending any automatic e-mail messages.  This field forces the e-mail messages to be sent even if the console cannot determine that all the machine deployments completed because Deployment Tracker is not enabled or because a network connection is lost.

Deployment Actions

There are a number of options that can be selected to take place before, during and after patch deployment.


You can choose to shut down the SQL Server and the IIS Server. These services will be automatically shutdown when an SQL or IIS patch (respectively) is applied to a remote machine regardless of this setting. Use this setting to shutdown these services when installing OS or similar hotfixes, particularly if you are planning to reboot the machine after installation.


During the deployment, you can require Shavlik Protect to backup any files that are modified in order to perform an uninstall if something goes wrong.  You can also choose to enable or disable 'Quiet Mode'.  Quiet Mode does not present any evidence to the user that the deployment is taking place. In addition, you can elect not to send Deployment Tracker status messages from the machines being patched. For example, clearing the Send Tracker status check box makes sense if the machines will not be attached to the network when the patch installation takes place.


After the scan is complete, you can choose to remove the patch files that were copied during the deployment process.


Remote Dialog

Note: The Remote Dialog functions are not supported by Shavlik Protect Agent .

Show dialog on remote machine during execution: If this check box is enabled, then if a user is logged on at the target machine at the scheduled deployment time, a dialog box will be displayed to the user when the deployment begins.

Title: Type the text you want to appear in the dialog box title.

Caption: Type the text you want to appear in the dialog box caption.