Monthly Archives: May 2016

Deploying 7-Zip 16.0.2

Today I’ll demonstrate how to deploy the latest version of 7-Zip (version 16.0.2) to multiple target computers simultaneously. Start by obtaining the installation media. I downloaded the 64-bit installer from http://www.7-zip.org/download.html Configure the BatchPatch deployment. Highlight the desired target hosts in the grid, and then select ‘Actions > Deployment / Create/modify deployment’. In the Deployment […]

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Update + Reboot Cycle – Create a Continuous Loop to Download and Install Windows Update Plus Reboot Until there are no Applicable Updates

When it comes to Windows Update, one thing that can be pretty frustrating is that after you install a set of Windows Updates on a given computer, occasionally you need to repeat the download/install/reboot process a second time in order to get *all* applicable updates installed. When all goes smoothly, the administrator download and installs […]

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Executing Processes on Computers that are Frequently Powered Off or Disconnected from the Network

Every administrator at one time or another has the need to update user computers that are rarely connected to the corporate network. Whether you need to install Windows Updates or update a third-party software product, it’s always a pain in the butt when the computer in question is a laptop that is rarely brought in […]

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