Author Archives: Scott

BatchPatch Audit Logging

Yesterday we published a new build of BatchPatch that includes a new ‘Audit Logging’ feature. The purpose of this new Audit Logging feature is to help with keeping track of who has executed actions on target computers, and which actions they have executed. To provide access to this new feature there is now a new […]

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Windows Patch Automation

We regularly receive questions from IT administrators who desire to have more control over their patch management processes as well as better automation for their patching systems. One of the phrases that we have begun to hear more and more frequently is “patch fatigue” and how it’s affecting so many organizations all over the world. […]

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Using BatchPatch to Modify Local Group Membership on Multiple Remote Computers

Today I’m going to demonstrate how to use BatchPatch to perform a routine task that administrators have to complete periodically, which is to edit the group membership of a particular local group on multiple computers. The cool thing with BatchPatch is that you can do all of the computers in a single shot. To perform […]

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Remote Windows Update Script

Many sysadmins love to write scripts to solve the problems that exist in their environments. This is something we understand very well. 🙂 If you’re reading this right now then one major problem that you probably face is having to regularly ensure that your computers are completely up to date. However, some problems either aren’t […]

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An Alternate Way to Check if Computers Have a Particular Windows Update Installed

BatchPatch provides a way for you to generate an update history report for all of your computers to see which computers have installed or have not installed particular updates. There is a tutorial that illustrates this method for update history reporting here: Create a Consolidated Report of Windows Update History However, there is another way […]

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Deploy a Specific Windows Update KB ID

Today I want to spend some time clarifying the answer to a question that we commonly receive. Some BatchPatch users want to simply deploy a particular Windows KB update to target computers. They essentially want to be able to just enter a KB ID number into the BatchPatch GUI, with BatchPatch then handling the rest […]

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Protecting Your Machines from the WannaCry Malware

By now most of you have surely read about the new WannaCry ransomware malware that has recently been disabling computers and networks all over the planet. Protecting your computers is very easy, but you have to care enough to make sure that you’ve done what needs to be done! Deploying the WannaCry Patch to Current […]

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Remote Registry Updates with BatchPatch

Pretty much every systems administrator will need, at one point or another, to apply a registry update, remotely, to multiple computers. Today I’m going to show you how that can be accomplished quickly and easily using BatchPatch. First let’s start by looking at the registry key that we plan to update. In the screenshot below […]

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Deploying a Standardized Hosts File to Multiple Computers on a Network

Recently someone asked us how they could use BatchPatch to replace the ‘hosts’ file on all target computers in their network with a customized ‘hosts’ file that had been created by the IT department. BatchPatch can do this very quickly and painlessly. First, let’s briefly discuss the ‘hosts’ file for those of you who aren’t […]

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Remotely Manage Windows Updates and Reboots on Your Network

Today we are going back to the basics! The core functionality that BatchPatch offers is the ability to easily manage Windows Updates on multiple remote computers, simultaneously. This means that you can do the following: Check a group of computers to see which updates they have available, and optionally produce a consolidated report of the […]

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