Creating or Editing a Deployment Template

To work with a patch deployment template, do one of the following:

  • To create a new deployment template, click New > Windows Patch > Deployment Template.
  • To edit an existing deployment template, in the My Deployment Templates list in the navigation pane, click the deployment template name.

TIP: To speed the template creation process, copy an existing template that is similar to the one you want to create. The contents of the copied template will be populated in the new Deployment Template dialog and you can simply modify the appropriate items. You copy an existing template by right-clicking it in the Deployment Templates pane and then selecting Copy.

The Deployment Template dialog contains several tabs that collectively define the characteristics of a particular deployment template. The tabs are:

The dialog also contains Name, Path and Description boxes that apply to the entire template.




The name you wish to assign to this deployment template.


This box is used to specify the folder path that this template will reside in within the My Deployment Templates list in navigation pane. If you do not specify a path, the template will at the root level of the My Deployment Templates list. For more details, see Organizing Patch Deployment Templates.


A comment that describes the purpose of this deployment template.

Once you have made your selections for this deployment template, click the Save button and then the Close button to save the template. Click the Cancel button and then the Close button to close the window without making any changes. Certain types of changes will require you to save the deployment template earlier in the process.