Organizing Patch Deployment Templates

If you create many patch deployment templates, you should consider organizing the templates into logical folders. Doing so will enable you to quickly locate and manage your templates. You can create as many folders and sub-folders as needed within the My Deployment Templates list in the navigation pane. For example, you might choose to organize your deployment templates based on the reboot requirements, by location, etc.

Sample Organizational Scheme

To create a new folder:

In the Deployment Template dialog, type a folder path into the Path box. You can specify as many folder levels as needed by using a backslash (\) to separate the levels in the name. The folder will be created when you save the template. If you do not specify a path, the template will be contained at the root level of the My Deployment Templates list.

Folder path examples:

  • \Servers
  • \Workstations
  • \Workstations\Location A
  • \Workstations\Location B

To assign a template to a different folder, do one of the following:

A deployment template can only belong to one folder.

To assign a folder and its contents to a different folder:

  • Click and drag the folder to another existing folder.
    The folder you move becomes a sub-folder.

To delete a folder, do one of the following:

  • Change or remove the folder name in the Path box of all patch scan templates contained in that folder
  • Click and drag the templates to a different folder
  • Delete all templates contained in the folder path

The folder will be automatically deleted when the last template is removed from the folder.