Systems Management Question
Devices targeted by patch schedule don't match device smart label
09/04/2016 1344 views
I have encountered a weird issue where devices targeted by a patch schedule don't match the device smart label that is assigned to the patch schedule. Any suggestions on how to resolve this would be much appreciated.
To clarify I am attempting to set up a patch schedule that will detect / deploy Windows and application patches to devices that are new to the K1000. I have set up a custom inventory rule that checks the time stamp of a "bread crumb" file that our K2000 systems deployment system leaves - FileInfoReturn(%AllUsersProfile%\Dell\Kace\K2000_deployment_info.conf, creation_time, DATE). I then set up a smart label using the newly created custom inventory rule and set it to find any devices created within the last 48 hours. I used the test function on the smart label and it returned the correct result - two machines (only two computers had been imaged within the last 48 hours). Happy that the smart label was working correctly I configured a patch schedule and assigned the (device) smart label to it. I ran the patch schedule but noticed that for some reason instead of the expected two devices, eight devices had been targeted (two were the correct devices that I previously identified from the smart label). No other device labels or individual devices have been assigned to the patch schedule.
I had a look into the six devices that shouldn't be assigned to this patch schedule but can't figure out why they are being included. None of the six devices even have the custom inventory applied as they have all been offline since I created the custom inventory rule (maybe that has something to do with it?).
Any suggestion would be much appreciated :)
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