All posts tagged Software Updates

Windows Update – What Is It Good For?

As is sometimes the case, this blog post is inspired by me being wrong or making an inaccurate statement (and then doing a bunch of research). This time, the statement was about what updates are released on “Patch Tuesday”. Read more…

Build and Capture and Software Updates (revisited)

Recently at a client in production and in my home lab, I ran into the an issue where the Software Updates task in my Build and Capture TS for Windows 7 would just hang. It would get to the task and scan for updates correctly according to the log and the UI, then it would just sit on “Installing Update 1 of x” forever (and never time out). Read more…

Group Policy - Configure Automatic Updates

ConfigMgr Software Update Management and Group Policy (part 2)

This post is a continuation of my previous post: ConfigMgr Software Update Management and Group Policy.

So how do the rest of the settings in the Windows Updates Group Policy section affect Software Updates in ConfigMgr? Read more…

Windows Update Agent Notification

ConfigMgr Software Update Management and Group Policy

There is definitely a lot of confusion about how Group Policies interact with, control, and affect Software Update Management (SUM) on ConfigMgr clients. At the outset of this post (or series of posts), I don’t even know exactly what’s going to happen with some of the different settings and combinations that I’m going to try and then document. Read more…

Setup Windows and ConfigMgr Task

Build and Capture and Software Updates

A problem that crops up on the forums every now and then in addition to causing me to pull out some hair is deploying updates during a Build and Capture Task Sequence (TS). There are actually two problems that manifest themselves during a Build and Capture that don’t normally occur and both are caused because the client system is not part of the domain during the TS. Read more…