Category Archives: Tutorials

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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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 add 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 […]

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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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