I have a group of test PCs that I push patches out to first. Then I want to approve (through Configuration\Auto-Patch Deployment) only those patches that were TESTED. I can't be picking and choosing through 12,000 patches to approve every one. Once they are installed onto the test group for some period (one to two weeks), then I want to be able to approve any installed patches on those systems. Isn't that how it should be done? The Auto-Deployment screen provides no tools to approve already tested patches.
Randy Cheng commented
For financial industry, FFIEC recommends to test software/system patches and updates before applying to the hosts. This feature is crucial.
Christopher Huys commented
This is a feature that is definitly needed.
Joe Leavitt commented
I agree with Jeff. This seems like a fundamental tenant of patch management that is missing from the product.