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Windows > Patch Management

Managing Patch Deployments with the Custom Rules

Updated on September 2nd, 2020

Miradore’s Patch management feature helps administrators to automate the patching of the Windows devices. By default, Miradore will install missing patches for all applications. It is also possible to restrict patch installations based on a vendor and a product. This article instructs how to use custom rules in Miradore patch management for excluding or including some vendors and products. 

How to create custom rules for patch installation

You may create custom include and exclude rules for patch deployments from Management > Patches – Installation settings.

Installation rules for patch deployment

  1. Choose “Install patches using custom rules” as Rule type.
  2. The include rule defines the vendors and products which patches will be installed on the devices. If you create the include rule, patch deployment will then include only patches from these defined vendors and products.
  3. You may also exclude some vendors or products from patch deployments. For example, if you have included a vendor, but you want to block some patches from the vendor, you may create a custom exclude rule for that.

In case you need to remove some rule created earlier, press the trash icon at the end of the row. Please note that it might take a while for the device to receive the updated rules.

Good to know

  • If there isn’t any custom rule defined, Miradore will deploy all patches to the devices.
  • Exclude rule will always win if there is a conflict between the rules. For example, if there are rules to include and then exclude the same vendor, the patches from the vendor will be excluded from the patch deployment.

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