When deploying patches to a machine, Security Controls allows you to specify a number of different options such as whether to notify logged on users about a pending deployment, whether the target should be restarted after deployment, whether reports should be sent, and much more.
Security Controls provides four predefined deployment templates:
- The Agent Standard deployment template is designed to be used with agents. It will perform a post-patch deployment reboot only when needed.
- The Standard deployment template is designed to be used with agentless deployments initiated by the console. It will always perform a post-patch deployment reboot. This is the default template.
- The Standard With Patch Clean-Up deployment template builds on the Standard template by removing temporary patch files that were copied to the target machine during the deployment process.
- The Virtual Machine Standard deployment template is designed for use with virtual machines. It will take a pre-deployment snapshot of any virtual machine that is hosted on a server, and it will delete old snapshots that are more than four days old.
If you wish to create your own unique deployment template, see Creating a Deployment Template.