Wireshark and Skype Suddenly Installed
I have been testing K1000 patching features with Windows 10 and Windows Server on VM (VMWare Workstation), but i was surprised to find that out of nowhere there is Wireshark, WinSCP, Skype, VMWare Player, and some of Google Chrome apps shortcut (like Google Docs, Google Sheet, etc) installed even though the Windows do not have any of that software installed initially. Is it K1000 doing? Why is it installing new software automatically? I expect K1000 only install patches from already installed software, not install some new random software.
I have tried this both on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2012, both behave the same way (installing VMWare Plare, Wireshare, etc)
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Posted by: JoshRoss 3 years ago
Posted by: tshupp 3 years ago
Posted by: PaulGibson 3 years ago
I experienced the exact same behavior the first time I tried running a deploy schedule. I also expected that KACE would only patch software that was already installed on the computer, and not add new software. I quickly found out there are two options:
Under "Security | Patch Management | Subscriptions | Application Patches | Types" - uncheck "Software Installers"
I'm using a detect to find all missing patches, and a Smart Label for what should be deployed
Status is Active
Type is not Software Installer
Missing is True
Released is not within last 2 days
I currently have both of these enabled, although each one should be enough (the belt and suspenders approach).