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Peter Knutar
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Patch Management always returns "false"

I have seen the threads "Patchlilnk CAB files at the root of C drive", "Failed to download subscription", and
and "New patches not updating" but haven't seen any resolution to any of them. We are experiencing the same issues, it seems.

Our ZCM config is ver. 11.2 on Win2k8R2 and MS SQL Server 2k8R2.

Since a couple of weeks (or more?) Patch Management always returns "false" under "Subscription Service History" in ZCC:

Type Status Start Date End Date Duration Successful Error Detail (if any)

Patches Complete 6/6/12 1:00 AM 6/6/12 1:16 AM 00:15:59 false Failed to download subscription

There are two other symptoms as well:

* Up to a dozen or so PatchLink CAB files always show up in the root of the C: drive on the first primary server. If we stop the Zen services, delete them and reboot the server new CAB files appear after the next subscription update.

* The recalculation of patched and non-patched devices only seems to work partially under "Patch Management" in ZCC - we have devices that definitely would be candidates for some of the newest patches, for instance "Apple QuickTime 7.7.2 Player for Windows (Full/Upgrade)" from May 15, but both the "Patched" and "Not Patched" columns return "0" - the patch shows up in the list only if we check "Non Applicable" as well. On the other hand, "MS12-034 Security Update for Microsoft Silverlight (KB2636927)" from May 22 does have both "Patched" and "Not Patched" non-zero numbers...

Any ideas?

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Re: Patch Management always returns "false"


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metheridge Absent Member.
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Re: Patch Management always returns "false"

Novell have an FTF for 11.2 which fixed the "Failed to download subscription" issue for us. This issue also had some other knock-on effects for ZPM, which the FTF also fixed for us. It's not a public release patch yet, so you will need to ask Novell for it.
marklar23 Absent Member.
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Re: Patch Management always returns "false"

I was just going to post the same question as the original post. Patch downloads quit working a few weeks ago for me and I was trying to figure out if I had to apply the monthly patch 2 and still am going to hoping that TID 7005962 - Unable to download new patches, no emails are sent is the resolution. Does anyone know for sure if this is the fix or if the FTF is in addition to Monthly Patch 2?
metheridge Absent Member.
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Re: Patch Management always returns "false"

Novell sent us the FTF after MU2 was released, and the files we currently have on our MU2 system are the FTF ones. The issues we had also were different from TID 7005962.

The files in the FTF are updated versions of SCR-4.0.jar and zpm-zpd-11.2.jar.
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