Manage the scheduled tasks

When you schedule a task to occur in the future or reoccur at a given time (such as daily, weekly, or monthly), Patch Manager stores these recurring tasks in the Scheduled Tasks node. This node allows you to view all scheduled tasks in your deployment. Use this node to run, view, or reschedule tasks to run at a future or recurring date and time.

When a scheduled or unscheduled task runs, it displays in the Active Tasks node.

To access the node, log in to Patch Manager as an administrator. In the navigation node, expand Administration and Reporting and select Scheduled Tasks.

All scheduled tasks display in the center pane.

The Schedule column lists when each task is scheduled to run. When you select a task, the Information tab displays in the bottom center console with details about the task. You can review the task description, its purpose, when it is scheduled to run, and the task outcomes.

See Manage Patch Manager tasks for more details about tasks.

Run a task

  1. In the center console, select a task.
  2. In the Actions pane, click Run Task Now.
  3. Click Yes to continue.

    The task runs. You can view the task status by clicking the Active Tasks node in the navigation menu.

Reschedule a task

  1. In the center console, select a task.
  2. In the Actions menu, click Properties.
  3. In the Task Options Wizard, click Next.

    Depending on the task, you can select and add additional resources (if desired).

  4. Adjust your scheduling and notification options as needed, and then click Next.

    See Scheduling and Notification Options Page for details.

  5. Review your changes, and click Finish.

Disable a task

  1. In the center console, select a task.
  2. In the Actions menu, select Enable/Disable task.
  3. Click Yes to disable the task.