Updating third-party applications automatically

15 July 2024

ID 181247

Some third-party applications can be updated automatically. The application vendor defines whether or not the application supports the auto-update feature. If a third-party application installed on a managed device supports auto-update, you can specify the auto-update setting in the application properties. After you change the auto-update setting, Network Agents apply the new setting on each managed device on which the application is installed.

The auto-update setting is independent of the other objects and settings of the Vulnerability and patch management feature. For example, this setting does not depend on an update approval status or the update installation tasks, such as Install required updates and fix vulnerabilities, Install Windows Update updates, and Fix vulnerabilities.

To configure the auto-update setting for a third-party application:

  1. In the main menu, go to OperationsThird-party applications → Applications registry.
  2. Click the name of the application for which you want to change the auto-update setting.

    To simplify the search, you can filter the list by the Automatic Updates status column.

    The application properties window opens.

  3. In the General section, select a value for the following setting:

    Automatic Updates status

  4. Click the Save button to save the changes.

The auto-update setting is applied to the selected application.

See also:

Scenario: Updating third-party software

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