Category Archives: Tutorials

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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Remotely Install Greenshot 1.2.9.104 on Many Computers Simultaneously

Today let’s have a look at deploying Greenshot screen capture software to numerous computers simultaneously. The process is no different from other remote installations with BatchPatch. We will start by determining the appropriate installation parameters to use in order to trigger a “silent” or “quiet” installation on target computers. Next we will create the actual […]

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Exporting the BatchPatch Grid

One of the features in BatchPatch that many users overlook is the export tool. Admins frequently desire to get BatchPatch grid information into a different format so that it can be consumed by people who are not using BatchPatch, whether it be for reporting or other purposes. For example, what if you want to prepare […]

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Adding Hosts to BatchPatch from Active Directory

Even if you have been using BatchPatch for a while, you might have realized that you can import host names into a BatchPatch grid directly from Active Directory, if you desire. In BatchPatch use the ‘File > Add hosts from directory’ option. In most cases BatchPatch will automatically detect and retrieve the defaultNamingContext so that […]

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BatchPatch Troubleshooting Guide

We designed BatchPatch to be as easy to use as possible. However, of course it’s still possible to encounter problems or run into unexpected situations. The goal of this guide is to help direct your troubleshooting efforts, so that you can narrow down the potential causes of whatever issue it is that you’re experiencing. The […]

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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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