MSP N-central

Patch Management Notifications

I think we need to be able to configure notifications for end users to alert them that Patch Management will proceed on a given day. It will serve as a reminder to leave their PCs on as well as to save their work - might be worth making the notification itself customisable in the content. Currently, I've found two ways to notify users. One is through the patch profile but it will only alert users if a reboot is required. ...more »

Submitted by (@sabir.ahmed)

MSP N-central

Patch Status v2 - Not Approved Patches should not Report Failed

Patches with No Approval or Declined seem to report under "Nofiy if not actioned in X Days"

There should be an option to Not Report a Failure for Not Approved Patches

 

Example, if someone declines the Windows 10 Anniversary Update for a month, their patch patch status v2 should not report failed for that period. They shouldn't expect to have to adjust thresholds to avoid seeing Failures

Submitted by (@nic.daines)

MSP N-central

Windows 10 Major Build control in Patch Management

Right now it is very difficult to try and stop workstations from auto-updating to the latest build of Windows 10. We would like to hold out on these updates until after a few months of it being out then begin to steadily roll it out with clients. Right now the only way I've found to try to do this, with only partial success, is to search in patch management for the build number and decline the patches. Sadly even that ...more »

Submitted by (@psaeryn)

MSP N-central

Include Superseded information in patch reports

We issue reports to the clients on Patch status and we are getting a lot of patches in reports that have been superseded and the client is asking why there was no record of that patch being installed, on a monthly basis. It would be nice to show in the report that the patches have been superseded.

 

This would be for all patch reports in N-Central and Report Manager.

Submitted by (@jtolivar)

MSP N-central

Place device in downtime during reboot

In the Patch Reboot Schedule, there is an option to "place device in downtime during reboot" however it doesn't actually do anything useful. The expectation is that this would put the device into maintenance mode for the duration of that reboot so that all alerts would be suppressed. Instead, it just disconnects the agent (which happens anyhow) and I get hammered with alerts because the server is offline (like DUH). ...more »

Submitted by (@mark.hodges)

MSP N-central

Limits & issues with "Force Missed Patch Installation on Boot"

Dear N-central team, It's now become a requirement for ourselves and a set of customers, who are going through Cyber Essentials Security Certification, that all patches are installed within two weeks of their release date. In the Patch Profile you can check the box 'Force Missed Patch Installation on Boot' but there are various issues / limitations around this: -Although it says the machine will just install the missing ...more »

Submitted by (@steadders)