Category Archives: Tutorials

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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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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Remotely Deleting Files and Folders on Multiple Computers

Below I’ll show you the commands that you can insert into BatchPatch if you need/want to delete a file or folder on numerous target computers. I’d also like to use this as an opportunity to discuss the differences between executing remote executables as compared to remote shell commands. In BatchPatch we provide multiple different ways […]

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Using the Task Scheduler to Execute a Custom Job Queue

Create a custom job queue Let’s start by creating our custom job queue. Select ‘Actions > Job Queue > Create/modify job queue‘ In the Job Queue window, create your desired queue. In this case I have created a queue to execute an update + reboot cycle, indefinitely, until there are no more updates available to […]

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Remotely Deploying Windows Feature Update Version 20H2 (the ‘October 2020 Update’) to Numerous Computers

Standard Deployment of Windows Feature Update 20H2 (and other feature updates/upgrades) with BatchPatch in Default/NON-Cached Mode Generally speaking, if you are using the April 2020 or newer release of BatchPatch, you can install Windows feature updates with the normal ‘Windows Update’ actions in BatchPatch, when running the application in standard, non-cached, mode. To do so, […]

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Remotely Executing Windows Console or Shell Commands vs Windows Executables in BatchPatch

Today I’d like to discuss a topic that comes up sometimes that can be confusing when you don’t know anything about what is happening “under the hood” in BatchPatch. BatchPatch Remote Commands In BatchPatch we provide two primary ways for executing remote commands– ‘Remote command 1/2‘ and ‘Remote command 3/4 (logged output)‘. What some of […]

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Verifying the Authenticity and Integrity of BatchPatch.exe

Sometimes we are asked why we don’t have a listing of file hashes next to the download link on our website. We definitely understand why it’s important for users to verify the integrity of a file that they download from us. We don’t want you to use a file that has been modified or tampered […]

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