Managing Policies

You can create patch, software, and custom configuration policies (Worklets) that are enforced regardless of geographic location.

You can learn about the following topics here:

Viewing Policies

You can view a list of all policies in your organization from the System Management page.

  • Use the Filter Policies field to search for a specific policy.

  • Click Unused Policies to switch between all policies and the policies that are not assigned to any devices.

Creating a Policy

You can create new patch policies from the System Management page.

  1. Click Create Policy in the upper-right corner to create different types of policies.

  2. On the Create Policy page, click the type of policy you want to create. The types of policies are described in the following section.

Policy Types

Click the following headings for detailed descriptions about each type of policy.


These policies patch some or all of the software that Automox natively supports. The following categories of patching are available:

You can install and patch software packages that do not have native support from Automox.


Worklets can perform any scriptable action on devices, including disabling a vulnerable process, managing native OS controls, mass rollback of patches, removing unwanted applications, and many other system configurations.

User Notifications

User notification messages allow you to give end users notice of important updates or reboots on Windows and macOS devices. It is also possible to configure deferral options that allow users to control when an update or reboot will happen.

Refer to the following for details about configuring user notifications:

Default view of the User Notifications

Setting a Patching Schedule

When you create a policy or worklet, you must set a schedule. See our detailed description in our Help Center: Setting a Patching Schedule.

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