Comparisons: (Windows)

Module: OS Patches

Supported Platforms: Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP

The OS Patches module reports a problem when a patch that is defined in the template is missing from the agent. It also reports a problem when the registry key, version number, or file date attribute of the agent patch does not match the attribute specified in the Patch template. Not all patches can be detected by all detection methods. For example, the Registry key option does not detect F (file-only) patches. Therefore, you may want to enable two or more comparison options. The module first uses the enabled option that most accurately detects patches. File version is the most accurate method, followed by File date and Registry key.

The following table lists the error message for the check.

Table: Error message for Comparisons:

Message String ID and Category

Platform and Message Numeric ID

Message Title and Description

Additional Information

String ID: ESM_NO_COMPARISON_SPECIFIED

Category: Policy Compliance

  • Windows 2000 (45443)

  • Windows 2003 (215143)

  • Windows 2008 (216043)

  • Windows Vista (215743)

  • Windows XP (49043)

Title: No comparison type specified

Description:The OS Patches module was run with no comparison options enabled. No security checks were performed. Enable one or more comparison options.

Severity: red-4

Correctable: false

Snapshot Updatable: false

Template Updatable: false

Information Field Format: [%s]

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