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Welcome to Ivanti Patch for Windows® Servers, a unified IT management platform used for managing and protecting Windows-based machines and VMware ESXi Hypervisors. Ivanti Patch for Windows® Servers provides you with one centralized and common interface that you can use to perform several essential IT management functions.

Patch Management

Ivanti Patch for Windows® Servers' industry-leading patch management function provides the ability to scan all Windows-based machines and VMware ESXi hypervisors in your network and assess the current patch status of those machines. After a scan is performed you can generate reports that provide additional details about the patch "health" of each machine. Ivanti Patch for Windows® Servers can then be used to easily and automatically bring each machine up to date. You simply instruct the program to download and deploy the desired patches to the machines of your choosing. You can even dictate when the deployment will occur and if and when each machine should be restarted. In addition, Ivanti Patch for Windows® Servers can provide email alerts that notify you when patches are available and it can email the results of scans and other information you wish to share with selected users.

The patch management function can be performed with or without agents. This unique blending of agentless and agent-based technologies gives you maximum flexibility while minimizing management overhead.

To get started: How Do I Get Started Scanning and Patching?

Asset Inventory

The asset inventory function enables you to track your software and hardware assets. The function works with both physical and virtual machines. You can perform scans to detect and categorize the software and hardware contained on your physical and online virtual machines. Detailed information about your software and hardware virtual assets is available immediately following a scan. You also have the ability to create reports that can be used to track your asset inventory over time.

Like the patch management function, the asset inventory function can be performed with or without agents.

To get started:How Do I Use the Asset Inventory Feature?

Power Management

Power management is only available with Ivanti Patch for Windows® Servers Advanced or as an add-on to Ivanti Patch for Windows® Servers Standard. If you do not have access to this function, contact your sales representative to upgrade your Ivanti Patch for Windows® Servers license.

The power management function enables you to control the power state of the machines in your organization. The primary reasons for using power management are to:

Prepare your machines for maintenance tasks

Reduce noise and power consumption

Reduce operating costs

Prolong battery life

You can shut down, restart, or awaken machines either immediately or on a scheduled basis. When you perform a scheduled restart you also have the ability to specify what power state to put the machines in: fully powered on, in sleep mode, or in hibernate mode. The power management function can be performed with or without agents.

To get started: How Do I Use the Power Management Feature?

ITScripts

Portions of the ITScripts function are only available with Ivanti Patch for Windows® Servers Advanced. If you do not have full access to this function, contact your sales representative to upgrade your Ivanti Patch for Windows® Servers license.

The ITScripts function enables you to execute PowerShell scripts against the machines and machine groups you have already defined in Ivanti Patch for Windows® Servers. With this scripting feature you can:

Access to free scripts and all pre-defined scripts provided by Ivanti

Execute scripts against target machines

Execute scripts from the console

Create PowerShell templates

Import custom scripts

Share your custom scripts with the ITScripts community

Execute scripts immediately

Schedule script execution to run at some time in the future

Execute scripts with or without the Windows PowerShell remoting features

View the results of all scripts that have been initiated from Ivanti Patch for Windows® Servers

To get started: How Do I Use the ITScripts Feature?

 

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Help file version info: Ivanti Patch for Windows® Servers 9.3, April 2017

 


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