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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.

Action1 lists all missing software updates

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 For each pending update, Action1 shows its severity, version, release date, vendor, as well as the number of outdated endpoints.

Expand the entry and select Show next to Endpoints to see the names of computers awaiting this update. You filter updates by severity and status to find important updates faster.

Action1 lists all endpoints missing a specific update

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.

App updates with their approval statuses

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

Endpoints dashboard

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 Reports and Update Statistic article.