Category Archives: General

Patch and Update Automation with Multiple Dependent Systems

I have posted articles and tutorials in the past on the BatchPatch feature known as the ‘Advanced multi-row queue sequence.‘ In fact there is a really thorough tutorial here that demonstrates how to integrate custom scripts into your job queues and multi-row queue sequences, which essentially enables the administrator to incorporate features/functionality into BatchPatch that […]

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Does BatchPatch Work Over a VPN Connection?

One of the common questions we regularly receive is will BatchPatch be able to work over a VPN? BatchPatch *can* work over a VPN connection, but the real question is will BatchPatch work over *your* VPN connection? It really depends on how your VPN and VPN firewall are configured, not on how BatchPatch is configured. […]

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Deploying .MSI Installer Packages to Multiple Remote Computers

If the software or update that you want to deploy to computers on your network is formatted as a .MSI file, here is how to use BatchPatch to deploy it to any number of computers at one time. Add the desired target computers to the BatchPatch grid. BatchPatch provides numerous ways to add hosts to […]

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Inform Users Before Applying Updates and Rebooting

BatchPatch has a feature ‘Send message to logged-on users’ that enables the administrator to quickly and easily produce a pop-up message on the interactive desktop of target computers, so that a logged-on user will see the message. The message text is completely customizable, and the message can even be set to go away after X […]

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Quickly Confirming There Is Enough Disk Space On Remote Computers Before Patching

For those of you who already use BatchPatch, you’ve probably experimented with the built-in options it has for checking the disk space on remote computers. These options are pretty straightforward, and I will go over them in a moment. However, what I’d also like to address is the question of not just how do you […]

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Automated Patch Management

Today I’d like to go through all the ways that BatchPatch can be used to automate your software and operating system patch management.

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Remotely Uninstall Firefox from Multiple Computers

Removing Firefox from numerous computers does not have to be a tedious process. While you could certainly use remote desktop to connect to each target computer and then manually launch the add/remove programs applet, this would take a very long time if you had to perform the task on dozens or perhaps hundreds or even […]

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Clearing Column and Grid Contents in BatchPatch

Beginning with the March 2018 version of BatchPatch we improved the functionality for clearing specific grid contents. In the past there were a handful of pre-defined methods hard-coded into the BatchPatch menu that one could use to clear the contents of a group of columns. However, we would regularly receive requests from our users to […]

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BatchPatch Error: -102: Failed to execute the search. HRESULT -XXXXXXXXXX

BatchPatch Error: -102 is one of the most common errors that users experience. In general, it indicates that the target computer had some type of problem connecting to the update server, which can be either your local WSUS (Windows Server Update Services) server or Microsoft’s public Windows Update or Microsoft Update server. In your ‘Remote […]

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How to Execute Batch Files (.bat or .cmd) on Remote Computers

Running batch files on target computers is actually a very easy process using BatchPatch. You can execute the same .bat or .cmd file on numerous remote computers simultaneously with just a few clicks. Perhaps the only confusing aspect of this process is that we won’t use the ‘Remote process / command’ action in BatchPatch to […]

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