You can automate software patching (via Chocolatey patch manager for Windows and Homebrew patch manager for Mac) within your patch management and IT automation profiles.
To automate software patching:
1.From Admin, click on Patch Management and IT Automation.
The Patch Management and IT Automation page appears.
2. Click on an existing profile (e.g., Default IT Auto Profile) to open it or click Add Profile to create a new automation profile
The Profile page appears.
3. Check 'Update All' under Software Patch Management.
Selecting Update All patches all software installed via Chocolatey and Homebrew.
Additionally, the following software is patched, regardless of installation source:
- Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (multi language version only)
- Adobe AIR
- Adobe Flash Player 32
- CutePDF Writer
- Google Chrome
- Java 8 Runtime
- Microsoft Teams
- Mozilla Firefox
- VLC media player
- The latest version of each software in the bundle will be installed.
- Chocolatey patching is currently rate limited to 20 installs per minute, per IP address. To get around the limitation it's recommended to run the profile on smaller batches of devices. Learn more
- Some Homebrew software patches require password authentication or have other permission requirements, and therefore cannot be installed via Atera currently. If this is the case, a message will appear to inform you of this.
- You can also select software you wish to exclude by clicking Manage under Software Excluded Patches, and selecting the software you wish to exclude.
- If you receive the error 429 Too Many Requests, you have triggered the rate limit. Currently, the rate limit will be in place for one hour. If you trigger it again, it will then be set for another hour. Learn more here.
4. Click Save to save the changes to your profile.
Note: Please ensure the profile is assigned to your customer(s). You can do this within the profile itself by clicking Applied to in the Edit Automation Profile box.
Or assign a profile from within a customer or device
- Troubleshoot: Software installation
- Install software via Chocolatey
- Install Software Via Homebrew
- Create and Install Software Bundles