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Managing Windows and Microsoft Updates Security

With Update Management you can control how Windows and Microsoft updates are installed on all supported hosts in your account. (Also referred to as Patch Management.)

Who can use this feature? The Update Management feature is available for the following:
Basic/Plus/Premier Subscription Modular Subscription User Permissions
  • Premier
  • Security
  • Windows update Management

Required software

Required host software: Version 4.1.1868 or higher

For each computer covered by your subscription, you can do the following:
  • View list of pending updates
  • Install updates
  • View update settings
  • Change update settings on a single host
  • Change update settings on multiple hosts
Note: Recommended Updates for Windows 7 and 8 operating systems will show as Important Updates in Central.

Required host operating systems

The host must run an officially supported Windows operating system. See System Requirements – Host Computer.
Tip: Consult Microsoft documentation for comprehensive information about Windows and Microsoft updates.
Note: In Windows 10 Home Edition the Windows Update Settings can't be changed.
Note: Windows updates that do not have a Microsoft Knowledge Base article associated with them will show as “Null”.
Article last updated: 25 October, 2022