dthun Absent Member.
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Direct associations under Bundles/ZPM/Microsoft Corp.

I can't seem to find the answer to this anywhere so I am posting here in the hope that Shawn Pond can answer this. I oversee a large ZCM 11.2.4 installation with several administrators and as I check the bundles associations on Windows workstations, I constantly see direct associations to Microsoft patches that are located under Bundles>ZPM>Microsoft Corp.>[month/year]. My understanding of how ZCM patch administration works is that remediation bundles should be created by choosing patches to push and that these remediation bundles actually have install steps in them that call the downloaded patches as verification tasks. Therefore, I'm under the assumption that if you look at any of the actual patches under the path listed above, they should not show associations to any machines. I believe I have an administrator who is manually creating these direct associations, but no one will "fess up". Am I correct in my assumption or is there some other way that these direct machine associations could be automatically created without an administrator doing it?
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Re: Direct associations under Bundles/ZPM/Microsoft Corp.

Dthun,

are you using mandatory baselines?
http://www.novell.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7009814

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dthun Absent Member.
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Re: Direct associations under Bundles/ZPM/Microsoft Corp.

Thanks for the reply, Shaun.

I did find out that one of the administrators is assigning baselines to groups. It appears that even when a patch is removed from the baseline, the direct associations are not removed. It has also been my experience that patch vulnerability bundles from under ZPM>(vendor)>(month) do not clean themselves up even after the patch disappears from the active patch list. Is this a known issue and are there plans to fix it.

shaunpond;2313142 wrote:
Dthun,

are you using mandatory baselines?
http://www.novell.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7009814

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Shaun Pond
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shaunpond Absent Member.
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Re: Direct associations under Bundles/ZPM/Microsoft Corp.

Dthun,

the "plans" for the problem with mandatory baselines are that in 11.3,
they are deprecated, as Patch Policies are the new thing

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