6 Replies Latest reply on Dec 5, 2012 10:02 AM by Saurabh Kashikar

    Windows Patching: Is BSA patching module intelligent enough to ignore patch deployment if the superseded patch is already deployed

    Saurabh Kashikar

      Ran into this problem with auto-remediation patching on Windows. The patch analysis job shows patch "Windows6.1-2008R2-SP1-KB2731847-v2-x64.msu-MS12-055-en-WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2 ENTERPRISE (X64)-SP1"  as missing on the target server but when I try to deploy the said patch it fails. Deploy job error log below,

       

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      Info Dec 4, 2012 6:45:30 AM  Deploy Apply Job (Pre-Execute):Deploy_Q2731847-3DECDEV00503-72931 @ 2012-12-04 06-43-47-517-0800; Server:3DECDEV00503; PkgID:"d060de45-1dbf-4473-902f-85a9fd64e658-7300.1"; UUID:fe64593dd9d43a14a5e393e0d2e1d244

      Info Dec 4, 2012 6:45:30 AM  Started running the deploy step job 'Deploy_Q2731847-3DECDEV00503-72931 @ 2012-12-04 06-43-47-517-0800->Deploy_Q2731847-3DECDEV00503-72931 @ 2012-12-04 06-43-47-517-0800' on application server 'job_deployment_2_ushapwp00031la'(1) against target server '3DECDEV00503'

      Error Dec 4, 2012 6:47:11 AM  APPLY failed for server 3DECDEV00503. Exit code = -4001

      Info Dec 4, 2012 6:47:11 AM  The job 'Deploy_Q2731847-3DECDEV00503-72931 @ 2012-12-04 06-43-47-517-0800->Deploy_Q2731847-3DECDEV00503-72931 @ 2012-12-04 06-43-47-517-0800' has failed on server 3DECDEV00503

      Error      Dec 4, 2012 9:47:04 AM Command returned non-zero exit code: -2145124329

      1 Windows6.1-2008R2-SP1-KB2731847-v2-x64.msu-MS12-055-en-WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2 ENTERPRISE (X64)-SP1

      Warning Dec 4, 2012 9:47:04 AM  ActionOnFailure = Continue. Continuing deploy job

      1 Windows6.1-2008R2-SP1-KB2731847-v2-x64.msu-MS12-055-en-WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2 ENTERPRISE (X64)-SP1

      Warning Dec 4, 2012 9:47:04 AM  Apply Partially Succeeded. There are failed items: ActionOnFailure = Continue. Job status = Apply Failed

       

      Warning Dec 4, 2012 9:47:04 AM  Deploy partially succeed with failure items. Preserve on failure not enabled; cleaning up staging area.

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      Later on with some investigation found that the patch KB2731847 is superseded by the patch KB2761226.

       

      Is there a way to run a check during patch analysis process to confirm that if superseded patches are installed or not. The behaviour described is constant and not being observed on just one server.