We have started to initiate patching on our Windows 7 clients using KACE. It appears that during the patching process, KACE is installing applications on clients, that we did not anticipate. As an example, installing Skype. I would prefer to only install updates to applications that are detected on the machine. Did we configure something incorrectly?

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Check to make sure that you have "Include Software Installers" unchecked in your patch subscription. Either that or exclude it from whatever labels you are using.

Answered 09/10/2012 by: jknox
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Answered 09/10/2012 by: dugullett
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In the patch schedule , make sure you have "deploy all patches" unchecked. You should only have the patch labels in the "limit deploy to selected patch labels"

Answered 09/10/2012 by: FergieMan
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  • ie your windows patches label (which you create as a smart label)
  • Thanks for the response. So obviously i need to limit deploy to: xxx right, instead of: none. How do i prevent Skype for example, from installing if i only narrow it to OS?
  • I think what i have to do is define the patches i want to deploy to all win 7 then, correct? That's what the label does.
  • Yes exactly. Use a smart label and only have windows 7 patches for example. Then create your smart label. Any new patches meeting that certeria will automatically go into that label.
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