I created this step-by-step guide for those people that don’t understand or want to know how to configure WSUS to deploy updates using Group Policy.
The process is very simple, but very efficient for a large and even a small network.
See this article for how to get computer names from an OU in AD or the entire AD.
There, "$servers" is an array of strings containing server names; you can use "gc servers.txt" or Get-QADComputer, Get-ADComputer or similar in its place, of course.
If you use "-Error Variable Wmi Err" (remember not to use a "$" there), the errors will be captured in the variable $Wmi Err, but using this one-liner, it won't be terribly useful, since it won't contain information about which server it failed on. Update Installation States]:: Installed $Computers = $Wsus.
You can write something more elaborate, use try/catch, etc., but I personally won't bother since it's not useful to me right now. The dates were incorrect compared to what my COM script reported, which I knew to be correct. Get Computer Targets($Computer Scope) # Data hashtable, indexed by the computers' "Full Domain Name" property.
“3rd-party patch management and reporting are the most important for us to maintain compliance.
We are finding it could be helpful with future endeavors where we may need to deploy more individualized software packages on remote devices.”“We were grossly unpatched on the 3rd-party side, and struggled to maintain Microsoft patches using WSUS.They were only applied to machines that experienced issues.Patch Manager has allowed us to consistently push patches out and ensure a stable and secure environment.”“In the past, we were not easily able to deploy 3rd-party patches to clients.Restart the clients or force the policy on them in order to take effect; but if you are not in rush, just wait between 90-120 min for the policy to apply on clients.I forced the policy (since I have only two clients) using gpupdate /force command. Admin needs to add the following two lines to the XML file on the server located at –C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server\Bin\Web App\Client Deployment\package Files\supported Find the file and open in notepad.