Today, I decided to take a closer look at my patch management for my ITarian endpoints. I found something interesting and possibly a bit concerning to where I may need to keep a closer eye on things.
I have many ITarian endpoints that show current day patch management for Windows updates and 3rd-Party versions are “up-to-date”. However, I use a backup RMM with built-in patch management that shows otherwise. There is not a huge discrepancy meaning I do not have any machines that are very much out of date, but I have noticed this has consistently been the case where my backup RMM has shown available Microsoft updates and vendor patch updates where ITarian sees nothing. It also shows driver updates (Intel, Canon, Dell, HP, Realtek), but I am not as concerned about this as I am the other patches.
For a small example, as of today (3/24/22) of my endpoints that show fully patched in ITarian, my backup RMM shows the following available patch releases:
- 2022-03 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 10 Version 21H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5011543) (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/march-22-2022-kb5011543-os-builds-19042-1620-19043-1620-and-19044-1620-preview-4fe2d1c0-720f-47fe-9523-75339bc107a1)
- Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 22.001.20085 (https://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/ReleaseNotesDC/continuous/dccontinuousmar2022.html#dccontinuousmartwentytwentytwo)
- MS OneDrive 22.033.0213.0002 (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/onedrive-release-notes-845dcf18-f921-435e-bf28-4e24b95e5fc0)
- Zoom 5.10.4306 (https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201361953)