How Do I . . .?:  Get Started Scanning and Patching

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Scanning for and deploying missing patches is easy! You simply do the following:

 

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A) Create and Configure a Machine Group

The quickest way to evaluate many machines at once is to create and configure a machine group. For details, see Creating a New Machine Group, Configuring a Machine Group, and Supplying Credentials for Target Machines.

B) Perform a Scan of the Machine Group

After creating and configuring the machine group, to initiate a patch scan you simply click Run Operation. On the Run Operation dialog, verify the default options and then click Scan Now. This will immediately begin a scan of all machines in the machine group. (For other options see How to Initiate a Patch Scan.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Review the Scan Results

Scan results are available immediately following a successful scan. For details, see Accessing Patch Scan Results.

 

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Deploy Any Missing Patches

You can immediately deploy any patches that are missing on your machines. For details, see Deploying One or More Patches.