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Roll Out and Deploy Updates


After reviewing pending updates, you can push them to multiple endpoints at once right from the Update Approval page. Select the patches you want to deploy and select Install Now. Alternatively, navigate to the Policies page and create the  Deploy Update policy.

Action1 leverages a secure P2P file-sharing technology that enables agents to download updates in small chunks and in parallel and reduce the load on your network resources.

Update Approval pane

Complete the Deploy Update wizard:

1. On the Deploy Update step, verify the updates you are about to deploy. You can search for more updates or opt-in to install all missing updates or deploy those that match the filters you configured. To restart computers afterwards, specify options such as a reboot notice and offset.

Deploying updates

2. On the Select Endpoints step, define target computers. Pick endpoints by name or select a group.

Deploying updates - step 2

3. On the Frequency step, define the best time to distribute your updates. You can force them immediately or deliver according to a specific schedule. By default, Action1 will attempt to push updates to the powered-off endpoints if they get back online within 24 hours time frame. Update this setting if necassary but make sure not to set the missing schedule time frame option to an interval longer than the frequency of action execution (i.e., don’t set it to 48 hours if the action is executed every day). 

Deploying updates - step 3

4. After clicking Finish, you’ll be forwarded to the Policies / History page. Here you’ll see the execution details. If you opted in for a postponed delivery or decided not to schedule a rollout yet, you’ll find the action waiting for you on the Policies / Definitions page.

Consider creating a patch management policy to automatically deploy updates based on your company’s security procedures.

Deploying updates - review history

Tip: You can find the list of Missing Updates and as well as run Deploy Update on the Endpoints page.