Creating custom Fixlets from templates

You can use the Fixlet Maker dashboard to create your own Fixlets for Windows applications that are not supported by the Patching Support site.

Before you begin

You can either create a dedicated custom site or use the Master Action site to store and manage the created Fixlets.

About this task

Use the templates from the Fixlet Maker dashboard to create Fixlets for the following applications:
  • Google Chrome (Enterprise Edition)
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • RealPlayer
  • WinZip
  • Winamp


  1. Click Patch Management > All Patch Management > Dashboards > Fixlet Maker.
  2. Select a template from the list of available templates.
  3. Click Create Fixlet.
  4. Specify the installation file of the application.
    Note: The installation files must be downloaded from official vendor sites.

    For this release, you can either select the installation file from your local drive or download the file from the internet. An example of the URL download link is

    The installation file is uploaded in the BESRootServerDir/Uploads directory of the BigFix server. For example:
    On a 32-bit operating system
    C:\Program Files\BigFix Enterprise\BES Server\wwwrootbes\Uploads
    On a 64-bit operating system
    C:\Program Files (x86)\BigFix Enterprise\BES Server\wwwrootbes\Uploads

  5. Enter the software version. Ensure that you specify the software version of the installation file.
  6. Enter the source release date of the updates.
  7. Optional: Enter the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) ID number.
    For example, cve-1234567.
  8. Optional: Enter the Source ID. This ID is associated with the source of the update.
    For example, Microsoft uses MS11-02 and Adobe uses APSB-12.
  9. Optional: Enter the severity of the Fixlet.
    For example, Low, Moderate, Important, and Critical.
  10. Optional: Select the operating system architecture that you want the updates to be relevant for. You can select either 32-bit or 64-bit.
  11. Click Create Fixlet. A creation dialog opens with blank fields that you can complete.
  12. Enter a user-readable title as the name of the Fixlet.
  13. Select the site and domain to host it from.
  14. From the Description tab, create a description for the Fixlet that you want to deploy.
    Note: The Actions, Relevance, and Properties tabs are automatically populated with the information that you entered in the Fixlet template.
  15. Click OK. The created Fixlet displays in the second table of the dashboard.