Superseded patches

You can review the patches that are available and are installed on a device and view which patches supersede previous versions.

  1. Click Views All Devices and click the name of the device.
  2. Click AssetPatches.

N-able N-central displays the Monthly patches, the hierarchy of the patches that it supersedes, and which patches have been installed on the device. For example, in the screen capture below, 2017-08 Security Monthly Quality Update supersedes the 2017-05, 2017-06 updates, and so on. Only the 2017-08 patch needs to be installed. The Replace Other Patch column provides an indicator to what the most current patch is.

Once you install the most recent iteration of a patch, the previous patches will not appear in the list, as the most recent patch includes the patches before it.

The preview of the monthly roll-up does not appear as a superseding patch of monthly and security-only patches, unless it is installed.

To find a particular patch, use the patch filter in the Patch column.

Patch Status v2 does not report superseded, or not-yet-approved, updates as new patches. However, it is possible to approve superseded update for installation. If this occurs, Patch Status v2 starts tracking this update as Pending Installation and eventually as Missing Patch.

Searches using the filter ignore leading and trailing periods and asterisks. For example, searching on ".NET" can include anything that includes "net" in the name or description, not just ".NET" results.

In the case of manual approvals, when an update to a patch is identified (the KB, title, and productID are the same) both Microsoft and N-central consider these patches to be duplicates. Although supersedence is not explicitly indicated, N-central carries the manual approvals from the initial patch to the updated patch.