To exclude patches from the automation profile, follow the steps below:
1. Navigate to Admin > Patch Management and IT Automation.
The Patch Management and IT Automation page appears.
2. After selecting the scheduling and patches, click Manage, in the OS Excluded Patches or the Software Excluded Patches section, depending on the type of patches you'd like to exclude.
The Select Patches screen appears.
3. Select the relevant patches to exclude by checking the box next to the specific patches.
4. Click Select.
The selected patches will be excluded from the automation profile.
Note: Excluding patches in Atera will prevent the AteraAgent from installing that particular KB. However, Atera does not take over the local updates policy (nor interfere with the Microsoft dual scan), meaning that updates can be excluded in Atera, but they will get installed by Microsoft.
If you want Atera to manage your devices’ updates, you can try disabling Automatic Updates for those machines by tweaking some registry keys (this will apply to all updates).
Please be sure to leave the Windows Update service enabled (wuauserv) in order for Patch Management to run on Windows.