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Review and Approve Updates


Enforce patch management automations, identify missing updates and approve relevant patches, and orchestrate distribution to multiple managed endpoints at once with a robust patch management system designed by Action1. The tool streamlines the patch management process and ensures important Windows updates and software patches won’t fall through the cracks.

Tip: Make sure you connected your endpoints to Action1 Cloud. Check out the Endpoints dashboard to see your networked workstations and servers.


Identify Missing Updates

Navigate to the Update Approval page to get a complete list of pending updates. Besides Windows KBs, it includes patches and updates to third-party software installed on your managed endpoints. For each pending update, Action1 shows its severity, version, release date, vendor, as well as the number of outdated endpoints. You can filter updates by severity and status to find important updates faster. Additionally, Action1 list all vulnerabilities the update remediates as well as SLA deadline to help you plan your administrative chores accordingly.

Expand the entry and select Show next to Endpoints to see the names of computers awaiting this update.

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Tip: If you are interested in Windows KBs only, navigate to Built-in Reports / Patch Management reports and drill down to  Missing Windows Updates or Missing Windows Critical Updates.

Approve Updates

 Whenever you review updates and decide on deployment, mark the updates Approved or Declined. The statuses help you distinguish updates and manage them more efficiently.

Approval status

Tip: You can find Missing Updates and run Deploy Update on the Endpoints page or on the endpoint group pages.

Endpoints view

Review Installed Software

To instantly review installed software, navigate to the Installed Software view. For more information on installed updates, see the Installed Updates and Reports article.