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Patches Not Applicable

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Created by Craig O’ Neill, last modified by Erica Gill on Oct 07, 2016

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We get a lot of people asking about Not Applicable message in Patch Manager


  • N\A


The reasons for this are as follows:





The update is superseded

As updates are released, the updated component will supersede an older component that is already on the system. When this occurs, the previous update is marked as superseded. If the update that you're trying to install already has a newer version of the payload on your system, you may encounter this error message.


Update is already installed

If the update that you're trying to install was previously installed, for example, by another update that carried the same payload, you may encounter this error message.


Wrong update for architecture

Updates are published by CPU architecture. If the update that you're trying to install does not match the architecture for your CPU, you may encounter this error message.


Missing prerequisite update

Some updates require a prerequisite update before they can be applied to a system. If you are missing a prerequisite update, you may encounter this error message. For example, KB 2919355 must be installed on Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 computers before many of the updates that were released after April 2014 can be installed.



When publishing a package in Patch Manager it is possible to review the package's rules by opening the Patch Manager mmc console and browsing to Patch Manager->Administration and Reporting->Software Publishing and there selecting the appropriate vendor and the subsequent package. The lower pane when a package is selected will show the package's Prerequisite Rules, Applicability Rules and Installed Rules.



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05:48, 7 Oct 2016