Category Archives: Tutorials

BatchPatch Custom Script Integration – Wait for Service to be Running Before Proceeding to Next Step in Job Queue

In the current version of BatchPatch there is not a built-in job queue method to wait for a particular service to be running on the target host before proceeding to the next step in the queue. However, it’s possible to still accomplish this by integrating a custom script. In a future version we will likely […]

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Recommended Group Policy Settings for BatchPatch Standalone Usage with No WSUS

One of the questions that arises for some users who are using BatchPatch without a WSUS (Windows Server Update Services) server, is how should Group Policy be configured for target computers? The main detail here to consider is that if your computers are not setup to get their updates from a WSUS server then there […]

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Creating Custom Email Notifications for the Job Queue

In the most recent release of BatchPatch we added a new form for custom email notifications so that instead of having a singular email notification as the only option for any time an email notification is sent in the application, you can now create as many custom email templates as you want, which enables you […]

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Retrieving Logon Information from Active Directory Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) and inserting it into the BatchPatch Grid

In the July 2022 version of BatchPatch we added integration for Microsoft’s Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS), so now you can easily highlight a group of target computers in your BatchPatch grid and then retrieve the LAPS password stored in Active Directory for each of the selected hosts/rows. The rows will then be automatically populated […]

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Remotely Deploying Monthly Windows Updates to Multiple Computers

BatchPatch can do quite a few things, but at the core of the software is the functionality for managing Windows Updates on numerous computers without having to install any permanent remote agents, and with only minimal setup and configuration. In many environments BatchPatch will just work right out of the box, without any configuration. In […]

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Get the ‘Location’ Property of a Computer Object in Active Directory

Recently someone asked us how he could import the ‘Location’ property value on computer objects from Active Directory for a group of computers in a BatchPatch grid. BatchPatch enables you to run a script and view the output of the script, which is how we’ll accomplish this task. And while there is more than one […]

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Modifying the Scope of Windows Firewall Rules to Allow Connections Only From Selected IP Addresses

When configuring BatchPatch to work in your environment, you might have to modify your Windows Firewall rules on target computers to enable BatchPatch to work properly. As explained in this posting, BatchPatch will require inbound allowances on all target computer firewalls for File and Printer Sharing and Windows Management Instrumentation in order for BatchPatch to […]

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Remotely Deploying Windows Feature Update Version 21H2 to Numerous Computers

Standard Deployment Method for Windows Feature Update 21H2 (and other feature updates/upgrades) in BatchPatch Unless you are using a version of BatchPatch that was released prior to April 2020, you can usually deploy/install feature updates like 21H2 with the normal Windows Update actions in BatchPatch under ‘Actions > Windows updates‘. However, Microsoft continues to make […]

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BatchPatch New Version Released February 2022

We published a new build last week. Aside from a number of bug fixes and miscellaneous enhancements, the key features that we added to this build are: Row filter: We know a lot of people have wanted this for a long time, so hopefully you’ll all get some good use out of it. In previous […]

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Overview for Remotely Deploying Software and Specifying Default Settings

Today I’m not going to perform a specific deployment. Instead I want to provide a conceptual overview for new users who ask us “How do I remotely install software on multiple computers and configure that software to have specific default settings for the end user?” Similarly, “How do I remotely install software to multiple computers […]

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