Patch Management Requirements

Applies To: WatchGuard Patch Management

These products support the installation of WatchGuard Patch Management:

  • WatchGuard Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
  • WatchGuard Endpoint Protection Detection and Response (EPDR)
  • WatchGuard Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP)

Supported Operating Systems

Patch Management supports Windows operating systems only. Patch Management is partially compatible with Windows ARM systems. In ARM systems, for third-party applications, Patch Management detects 32-bit and 64-bit patches, but can only install 32-bit patches.


  • Windows 7 (32 and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (32 and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8.1 (32 and 64-bit)
  • Windows 10 (32 and 64-bit)
  • Windows 11 (64-bit)


  • Windows 2008 (32 and 64-bit) and 2008 R2
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011, 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server Core 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 R2, and 2016
  • Windows Server 2022

Unsupported Computers

On computers not compatible with Patch Management:

  • Patch Management does not install.
  • Computers keep the Patch Management settings profiles and tasks assigned to them, but they are not applied.
  • The Available patches list does not show information about these computers or about the status of the patches installed.
  • These computers do not count toward the number of Patch Management licenses used.
  • The installation history reports previous installations of Patch Management as Not available.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor — Pentium 1 GHz
  • RAM — 1 GB
  • Disk Free Space — 650 MB

See Also

URLs Used by WatchGuard Endpoint Security (KB Article)

Designate a Cache Computer (Windows computers)

Configure Patch Management Security Settings

Install Patches