Typical Uses of Machine View

Machine View is extremely powerful and flexible, and there are many, many uses for it. Here are just a few examples.

To see if your network contains one or more machines that are "bad eggs," simply click the Missing Patch Count column header and sort the table in descending order. The machines that are missing the most patches are shown at the top of the table. The following figure shows a very simple example containing two scanned machines. One of the machines needs a little work (it is missing 3 patches), but the other machine needs immediate attention as it is missing 23 patches. You can immediately rectify the situation by simply right-clicking the machine and selecting Deploy All Missing Patches.

Yes. Simply click and drag the Machine Group column header to the first column. This will order the machines by machine group. Expand the machine group to view all machines within the group.

You can do this very easily. In the top pane select the desired domain or machine group, in the middle pane select the patch, and then in the bottom pane use the Machines Missing and the Machines Installed tabs.

In the heading row, click the Agent State column heading. This will sort the table, grouping together all machines that have Shavlik Protect Agent installed and placing that group at the top of the table. Click the icon a second time to move to the top of the table the group of machines without Shavlik Protect Agent installed. For more information, see Determining Which Machines Have Agents.