Exclude Patches

Applies To: WatchGuard Patch Management

If you never want to install a patch, because it has known issues or makes unwanted changes to a program, you can exclude the patch in WatchGuard Patch Management. You cannot install excluded patches.

When you exclude a patch, you exclude a specific version of the patch. If the software vendor releases a later version of that patch, it is not automatically excluded.

To exclude a patch:

  1. From the top navigation bar, select Status.
  2. From the left pane, select Patch Management.
    The Patch Management dashboard opens.
  3. In the Available Patches tile, click a type of patch or click View All Available Patches.
    The Available Patches list opens.

    Screen shot of Available Patches list

  4. To search the list, type text in the Search box, and click .
  5. To filter the list, select Filters, specify the types of patches you want to see, and click Filter.
  6. In the row of the patch you want to exclude, click and select Exclude.
    The Exclude Patch dialog box opens.

    Screen shot of Exclude Patch dialog box

  7. Select an option to specify whether to exclude the patch for the selected computer or all computers on the network.
  8. Click Exclude.

To unexclude an excluded patch:

  1. From the top navigation bar, select Status.
  2. From the left pane, select Patch Management.

    The Patch Management dashboard opens.
  3. In the Available Patches tile, click View Excluded Patches.
    The Excluded Patches list opens.

    Screen shot of Excluded Patches list

  4. In the row of the patch you no longer want to exclude, click and select Stop Excluding.
    A confirmation message appears.
  5. Click Stop Excluding.

See Also

About Patch Management

Install Patches

Download Patches Manually

Patch Management Best Practices