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Enterprise patch update tracker?

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12-15-2022 03:20 AM
David_Brooks
MVP Regular Contributor

Is there a page or a tool that can list or provide alerts for upcoming or recently released patches to the Enterprise software? Obviously we are using the OOTB tools on the machines themselves to check for patches each month, but it would be handy if there was a webpage or a tool or a mailing list that would notify us when a new patch is about to land or has just landed.


David
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Ann-MarieFalkowski1
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I subscribe to all of the components at 10.9.1 but have never received a notification of a new patch like I used to at older versions. This led me to find a new way.

Step 2 of this documentation (https://enterprise.arcgis.com/en/server/10.9.1/administer/windows/check-for-software-patches-and-upd...)  shows how you can run the tool from the command line. 

I get by with Python, so I'm sure this could be done in a more elegant way: I created a batch file that runs Patch Notification in the command line and then writes it to a text file.

patchnotification.bat -c > D:\PatchNotification\PortalReport.txt

This runs on all the machines that have Enterprise components. I then use Python to email myself the text files. This runs on a weekly basis. Could definitely be improved, but I am less likely to miss a patch now.

-Ann-Marie

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George_Thompson
Esri Notable Contributor

As far as I know there is not a single site that has all the updates. You can subscribe to each of the components and versions, example for ArcGIS Server 11.0: https://support.esri.com/en/Products/Enterprise/arcgis-server/ArcGIS-Server/11#downloads

Maybe not ideal but could be helpful for your version.

--- George T.
Ann-MarieFalkowski1
New Contributor III

I subscribe to all of the components at 10.9.1 but have never received a notification of a new patch like I used to at older versions. This led me to find a new way.

Step 2 of this documentation (https://enterprise.arcgis.com/en/server/10.9.1/administer/windows/check-for-software-patches-and-upd...)  shows how you can run the tool from the command line. 

I get by with Python, so I'm sure this could be done in a more elegant way: I created a batch file that runs Patch Notification in the command line and then writes it to a text file.

patchnotification.bat -c > D:\PatchNotification\PortalReport.txt

This runs on all the machines that have Enterprise components. I then use Python to email myself the text files. This runs on a weekly basis. Could definitely be improved, but I am less likely to miss a patch now.

-Ann-Marie
David_Brooks
MVP Regular Contributor

Thanks guys, both good solutions. Will stick with the subscription in case it works again, but at least now I can resort to a scheduled script 👍


David
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