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.

Workstations

  • Windows XP SP3 (32-bit)
  • Windows Vista (32 and 64-bit)
  • 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)

Servers

  • Windows 2003 (32, 64-bit and R2) SP2 and higher
  • 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

To detect and install missing patches on Windows XP SP3 and Windows Server 2003 SP2 computers, there must be a computer with the cache/repository role on the same subnet.

The computer with the cache/repository role requires Windows Vista/Windows Server 2008 or higher. Windows XP SP3 and Windows Server 2003 SP2 computers cannot download patches, even if they have the cache/repository role assigned.

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