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What Exactly is Ivanti Patch for Windows® Servers Agent?

Ivanti Patch for Windows® Servers Agent is an agent service. The agents configured by Ivanti Patch for Windows® Servers Agent are distributed agents, meaning they are installed on distinct physical and online virtual machines and have the ability to independently initiate specific actions. They are configured via the Ivanti Patch for Windows® Servers interface and then installed on the desired machines either by pushing them from the Ivanti Patch for Windows® Servers console or by manually installing them on individual machines.

Depending on how they are configured, when installed on a machine a Ivanti Patch for Windows® Servers Agent can:

Scan for and deploy missing patches

Scan for asset information

Shut down or restart the agent machine on specific days and times

Listen to the console or the cloud for policy updates and download the new policy immediately

Report the results to the local console

The following figure illustrates how Ivanti Patch for Windows® Servers Agent works in your environment.

 


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