Category: Software Updates

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Powershell Script for Configuring SCCM Maintenance Windows Based on Patch Tuesday

INTRODUCTION Many organizations use Maintenance Windows as part of their Software Update deployment strategy. Maintenance Windows in SCCM are commonly used for controlling when updates are allowed to be deployed to servers. As of SCCM 1802, it is possible to configure the deployment of Automatic Deployment Rules with a defined day offset from Patch Tuesday. Read more about it here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sccm/sum/deploy-use/automatically-deploy-software-updates Unfortunately, this feature is not available for Maintenance Windows, which causes an issue that I describe in this blog…

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How To Configure Deadlines for Automatic Deployment Rules in SCCM

INTRODUCTION Upon creating an automatic Software Update strategy in your organization, you will need to configure Automatic Deployment Rules. This blog post describes in short Automatic Deployment Rules and how these are deployed to clients in different phases. As with everything, it is easy once you understand it. AUTOMATIC DEPLOYMENT RULES Automatic Deployment Rules are used to automatically accomplish the following tasks: Filter out Software Updates according to a set amount of criteria from the database. Add the filtered out…

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Considerations When Deploying Office 365 Client Updates Using ADRs in SCCM

INTRODUCTION A customer contacted me the other day because their Office 365 client updates were not released to clients in a timely fashion. Their configuration was one Automatic Deployment Rule (ADR) for all client updates, with the following configuration: Date Released or Revised last 1 day Office 365 client updates enabled Evaluation schedule: Every Second Tuesday at 23:55 This is a fine setup except for the following scenarios: Out of band patches are not included Windows Defender Definitions in Configuration…

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