Category Archives: Tutorials

Install Windows Updates Only If Sufficient Space Is Detected On Target C: Drive

Today I’m going to demonstrate an ‘advanced’ concept in BatchPatch. We will use a combination of features, including the Job Queue, the Deployment feature, and bit of custom scripting to achieve the desired effect. The goal here is to illustrate how you can use BatchPatch to accomplish something that might not be directly built-in to […]

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Removing Windows Updates Remotely from Windows 10 and 2016

In BatchPatch we have a menu item ‘Actions > Windows updates > Uninstall individual update’ that you can use to easily remove a single Windows update from numerous target computers, simultaneously. This command invokes wusa.exe on target computers to uninstall the desired update. We have a tutorial posted for this feature here. The only problem […]

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Install Patches with Multiple Automated Reboots

Today I want to take a few minutes to go over one of the core automation options that BatchPatch provides for Windows Updates. Anyone who has ever been responsible for applying Windows Updates across a network of computers has encountered the rather annoying and often frustrating situation where installing updates and then rebooting target computers […]

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Daisy Chaining Multiple Patch and Reboot Steps for Windows Update

BatchPatch provides the IT administrator with a significant amount of flexibility when it comes to stringing together multiple update and reboot steps for a single computer or for numerous remote computers. You are not only limited to Windows Updates. You can also include third party software deployments and/or third party software updates along with your […]

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BatchPatch Task Scheduler Recurrence Options

Most of you are probably well aware of the fact that Microsoft releases Windows Updates on the second Tuesday of each month. This recurring Tuesday has come to be known in the industry as ‘Patch Tuesday.’ One of the things that has always been annoying to many admins is the fact that while Patch Tuesday […]

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Synchronize a BatchPatch Grid with Active Directory OUs and Groups

In the new version of BatchPatch that was published yesterday we added a new feature that people have been asking about for a while. You can now “link” a grid to any number of organizational units (OUs) or security groups in Active Directory, enabling you to synchronize the list of computers in the BatchPatch grid […]

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Advanced Multi-Row Queue Sequence – Video Tutorial

This video tutorial demonstrates how to use the Advanced Multi Row Queue Sequence in BatchPatch. For written tutorials, please see the following links: Advanced Multi-Row Queue Sequence – Written Tutorial 1 Advanced Multi-Row Queue Sequence – Written Tutorial 2 Advanced Multi-Row Queue Sequence – Video Tutorial:  

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Virtual Machine – Create Snapshot, Apply Windows Updates, Reboot, Remove Snapshot (Basic Multi-Row Queue Sequence Example)

Recently we were asked if BatchPatch can be used to automate a process to snapshot a virtual machine, apply Windows Updates to the virtual machine, reboot it, verify the VM is back online after reboot, and then finally remove the snapshot. Something like this is actually very doable with BatchPatch. The key thing to keep […]

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Perform Update and Reboot Actions Sequentially Across Numerous Hosts

One of the more powerful features that BatchPatch offers is the ability to automate basic or advanced sequences of actions across multiple target computers. For example, if you have a group of computers that have certain online/offline dependencies, such that they cannot all be rebooted at the same time, or maybe they have to be […]

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Deploying a Script with Relative Instead of Absolute Paths

In order for a custom deployment to be successful, you might not be able to use absolute paths inside of a script where those paths point to a location on a remote server. This is dependent upon the particular situation, but if you’re having problems successfully deploying a script that makes calls to other scripts […]

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