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I am curious to know why 3rd party patch mgmt. is an additional paid feature. Before I would get notified for like Adobe Reader needed an update, know I have to pay additional to get this notification?

What else within the features we already get will be removed to a "module" that we have to pay additional for? I only oversee around 60 endpoints, so I am not a big player, but there are issues now that are making me look and trial other RMM solutions. 

Today I logged into my dash-panel as I do everyday M-F only to be greeted with 53 notifications for critical updates for Windows. Going into to the systems one by one, I quickly realized that something is not right. When viewing the systems, it clearly stated there were updates for Windows needed, but going to the actual systems available updates, I see "No updates found". Is Windows itself considered a 3rd party now?

While writing this:

20 May 2019 08:45
1 critical update is available on computer 'REDACTED' in group 'REDACTED - Workstations'.
 
Available Updates
No Updates Found
Last Checked: 20 May 2019 08:48
 
 

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I would assume it's because 3rd-party patching is a vendor-specific process and therefore takes significant time to implement properly.

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