Author Archives: Scott

Using an Alternate WSUS Server for BatchPatch Windows Update Actions – Part 1

Currently BatchPatch provides you with three different options to choose from for ‘Server Selection’ in the BatchPatch settings window (‘Tools > Settings > Windows Update > Server Selection’) Default / Managed Windows Update Microsoft Update The ‘Server Selection’ field enables you to select which Windows Update source server target computers will use to perform their […]

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Error 1612 / 1621 : No application is associated with the specified file for this operation. Please make sure that C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll is a valid/accessible filepath. HRESULT: -2147467259

There is an edge-case bug that exists in the current version 20210407 of BatchPatch. We’ve had several reports of users encountering the error described in this posting. Error 1612 / 1621 : No application is associated with the specified file for this operation. Please make sure that C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll is a valid/accessible filepath. HRESULT: -2147467259 What’s […]

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Removing Orphaned PsExec Services from Target Computers

What’s the problem? Occasionally we will hear of a situation where PsExec is not able to properly clean itself up on target computers. Under normal circumstances when PsExec runs, it installs a service on the remote computer, temporarily, in order to run the desired application/script/command. Then when it completes the action, the service is removed. […]

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PsExec Version 2.33 Released March 23, 2021 – LPE Mitigation

PsExec v2.33 was released March 23, 2021. We are recommending that everyone update to this version. You can download it here. After you download it, make sure to launch it manually one time under the account that you use to run BatchPatch. Also check the file properties to make sure it isn’t being blocked by […]

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How to Remotely Clear the Print Queue on Multiple Computers

We recently received a question about how to use BatchPatch to remotely clear the print queue on numerous computers. The process is actually pretty simple, and I’ll go through it step by step below. First we need to prepare a simple script that will do the actual work. The process for clearing a print queue […]

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How to do Offline Windows Updates for Numerous Computers

Many organizations have one or more networks of computers that don’t have access to the internet, but this creates a challenge for keeping the operating systems up to date. Fortunately, BatchPatch has functionality that enables administrators to easily deploy updates to their offline computers. When it comes to offline Windows Update, there are a few […]

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Including Custom Remote Commands in a Job Queue

If you want to create a job queue in BatchPatch to execute a multi-step process on target computers, you can do that very easily. Today I’m going to show you how you can add your own custom remote commands or deployments to a job queue. There are many different uses for a job queue in […]

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Managing Windows Updates Remotely on Numerous Computers

If you’re in need of a good way to remotely manage Windows Updates on your entire network of servers, desktops, workstations, laptops, and any other computers, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve put a lot of thought and effort into producing an application that enables IT systems administrators to easily install Windows Updates remotely […]

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Troubleshooting Windows Feature Update/Upgrade Errors

When you use BatchPatch to deploy a Windows 10 Feature Update (e.g. Windows 10 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903, 1909, 2004, 20H2 etc), if you encounter a problem, it’s generally going to be delivered to you as a single HRESULT code (e.g. Deployment: Exit Code: -1047526904), which on its own might be a bit […]

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Update + Reboot Cycle with the BatchPatch Job Queue

One of the things that sysadmins frequently like to do with BatchPatch is use it to create an update + reboot loop with the goal of applying updates to target computers, rebooting those computers, and then doing a fresh check for available updates. If more updates have become available after the reboot, initiate the installation […]

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