How does Update Manager handle dependencies?

Update Manager 1.0 update 3

I was reviewing the Dec 2 set of updates released by VMWare. My Baselines only includes Critical and Security Updates. I noticed that this set of patches has 2 Critical Updates that are dependent on a non-critical update. (How's that supposed to work? If an update is a prerequisite for a Critical update, shouldn't it also be Critical?)

If I only choose to Remediate the Critical updates, what's going to happen? Is it going to fail without the prerequisite, or will Update Manager automatically grab and install any prereqs?


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