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Distributing Siebel Handheld Application Patches
PatchAgent is the patch delivery mechanism for your Siebel Handheld applications. PatchAgent is a tool that automates the deployment of patches to handheld devices as part of the synchronization process. It allows administrators to distribute patches to users with minimal involvement by the users.
During synchronization the PatchAgent executable is called, and if it detects a Handheld application patch, it automatically installs the patch on the handheld device. In order for PatchAgent to detect and deploy the patch, the patch files must be created and placed in the directory where PatchAgent expects to find the files.
The following procedures are included in this topic: