Category Archives: Tutorials

Removing Adobe Flash Player from Multiple Remote Computers

Last year we posted one method for removing / uninstalling Adobe Flash from multiple computers (uninstall-adobe-flash-player-from-multiple-computers), but there is another method that might be easier or work better, depending on your situation, so I’m going to explain that process below. Adobe has a Flash player removal utility available from the following link that makes it […]

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The Best Way to Patch an Isolated Network Environment

We have talked a lot about offline patch management with BatchPatch, and today will be no exception. We truly believe that BatchPatch provides the best, simplest, least expensive way to apply updates to machines on isolated networks. (We also happen to believe that BatchPatch is the best, simplest, and least expensive option for updating machines […]

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How to Automate Windows Updates with Multiple Patch and Reboot Cycles

Anyone who has worked with Windows Updates for any length of time has encountered the situation where after downloading/installing updates and rebooting, all of a sudden after the computer comes back online there are new updates available, even though all available updates were installed before the reboot. This seems to be an unavoidable fact with […]

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The Best Way to Patch an Isolated Network

One of our goals with BatchPatch is for it to be the best tool for patching isolated networks. We think it provides the simplest method for applying Windows Updates in bulk to computers on segregated and/or offline networks. When dealing with isolated/segregated networks, there are typically some additional challenges involved in keeping computers up to […]

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Automated Windows Patching

Today I’d like to go over the automation options that BatchPatch provides for downloading and installing Windows updates on multiple computers. Update + Reboot Cycle First let’s look at the ‘Update + Reboot Cycle’ feature, which is available on the ‘Actions’ menu. Select ‘Actions > Windows updates > Update + reboot cycle > Modify default […]

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Free Bulk Windows Update Downloader

Reminder: The FREE evaluation version of BatchPatch is fully functional. The only limitation is that you can a maximum of 4 target hosts to the grid at one time, and you cannot run BatchPatch as a service. That said, go ahead and download a copy today and see how amazingly powerful it is while still […]

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Remote Execution Context

In the most recent release of BatchPatch (20160914) we added a new setting for ‘Remote Execution Context’ under ‘Tools > Settings > Remote Execution.’ This setting determines the execution context used for remote commands and deployments. SYSTEM (default): Run the remote process in the SYSTEM account Elevated token: Run the remote process with the account’s […]

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Offline Patch Management

One of the challenges that many administrators face is patch management for offline networks. In many cases it can be a bit of a catch-22. On the one hand we are charged with keeping the computers on the offline network 100% patched and up to date, so that they pass any security vulnerability audits. On […]

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Uninstalling Internet Explorer (IE) 9, 10, 11 from Multiple Computers

We recently received a request to post a tutorial that demonstrates how to use BatchPatch to remove Internet Explorer (IE) versions 9, 10, and 11 from target computers. No problem. Below is a step-by-step guide to removing previous versions of Internet Explorer. Microsoft explains here how to use the command line to perform an IE […]

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Deploying Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) to Multiple Computers

We got a request earlier today asking “How do I deploy IE 11 using BatchPatch?” I’ve posted a tutorial below that explains the process. First you’ll need to download the offline installer package for IE11 from Microsoft. At the time of this writing, you can find the Internet Explorer 11 Offline Installer for Windows 7 […]

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