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Review and Approve Updates


Enforce patch management policies, 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 KBs 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.

Update Approval pane

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 For each pending update, Action1 shows its severity, version, release date, vendor, as well as the number of outdated endpoints.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.

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 / Windows Updates reports and drill down to  Missing Updates or Missing 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.

Update Approval pane

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

Endpoints dashboard provides access to quick management actions

Review Installed Updates

To instantly review installed updates and patches, navigate to the Installed Updates dashboard in the Patch Management section. For more information on how to create more detailed reports, see the Installed Updates and Reports article.