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  1. I decided we were going to update our patch policies to have a dropdown with all 24 hours available for patching, with a set patching window of 4 hours. I wanted to have every day available to select, as well as the end of the quarter. I also wanted to be able to toggle daytime patching with an EDF. Some quick math tells us that this would be 8*24*2 groups, or 384 groups, and 384 searches for your EDFs. This would be extremely tedious, and would absolutely cripple any automate database. I also have EDFs at the computer and location level, and allow
  2. I'm trying to get some clarity on where we stand on deploying the Windows Updates that address CVE-2020-1472. And in the case of Windows 10/Server 2016/Server 2019, we need to be able to account for when/if the appropriate August 2020 Updates were installed and not just the most recent ones. I'm probably missing something in Automate that could readily help me account for -or demonstrate- this information. (It looks to me like the Patch Manager is making an effort to deal with "supersedence", but that's for a separate thread.) Currently, I'm in the middle of creating a simple t
  3. Hello All- I was wondering how most of you are handling zero day patches in your environment and how you schedule and push deployments for some of these CVE's / KB's to the applicable devices outside of your normal patch schedule. I configured our environment to run on a test group of clients the week of patch Tuesday and then run against the bulk production the week after that. This works great when most of the patches released are not exploited out in the wild. I know that i can push some action with patch manager, but is there a better way to schedule and apply this globa
  4. Is anyone using Patch Manager to patch large client sites based on groups set by autojoin searches based on OU? I was thinking of setting up a script to populate an EDF that contained the workstations default OU, then creating an autojoin search based on that EDF. Am I trying to reinvent the wheel or is there a better way to break up 1000+ agent sites by groups for patching?
  5. So, i am trying to find an alternative to patch manager that does not rely on windows update for inventory, but can be managed by automate. I know it sounds weird but we have a client that double checks our patch cycles with GFI and recently, for the second time, found a bug in windows update agent regarding the October Security Rollups. GFI showed the patch ready and needed and labtech doesn't. After troubleshooting we found an issue with windows update on his servers and because of that he wants a new solution used or for us to patch all 72 manually. What options are out there? I know t
  6. I am having a rash of workstations in the patch manager that are not updating at the Next Microsoft Window date is set in the past. Workstations show with no available jobs, but are members of the proper default workstation patching group.
  7. Hi, I'm trying to work out how best to manage different server patch time windows for customers with the new Patch Manager. For example, we have Customer A to be patched each Monday 1 - 3 AM, Customer B to be patched each Tuesday 1 - 3 AM and so on. I understand that we create a Microsoft Update policy for each window and assign these to groups. My question is how best to manage adding the customers (or locations) to the relevant groups? The best we've come up with so far is to add a custom location field that would be a dropdown of each window and have an auto-join search based
  8. Hey all, Just been speaking to CW about how to get Automates Patch manager to install the creators update and their response was "you cant because you have to accept the EULA". Has anyone come up with a way to do this via Automate? Thanks Chris
  9. I am the lucky recipient of a Labtech system that has been passed around for a few years now and I am about the 4 or 5th admin. Each admin has put their spin on how things should be setup and it is to the point now where the Patch Manager is pretty much a mess. I am wondering if there is an easy way to wipe it out and start over? We are current with our LT updates and it is just that the existing policies are all over the place. I would like to see a clean fresh start to help make some sense of this. Thanks for any assistance.
  10. We're working on moving from Ignite-driven patching to the new Patch Manager in LT11, and I'm trying to figure out what determines when patches actually start installing once the patch window begins. We have a few Windows VMs (Server 2k8R2, 2k12R2, 2k16, and Windows 10) setup and while our Server 2012 R2 VM began patching immediately (evidenced by TiWorker.exe sitting at the top of the process list sorted by CPU utilization), the others started sometime after I left the office for the day and as I've been monitoring them today, I havent observed the process start yet. Should I be tighte
  11. Hi all We are pushing out Meltdown and Spectre patches and we are trying to find in the patch manager the Meltdown patch for Windows10 v1507 (build 10.0.10240). Online it says we should be looking for rollups KB4056893 or KB4075199 .We are on LT11 with the old patch manager but they are not appearing - and was wondering if anyone had a similar experience? https://support.microsoft.com/kn-in/help/4056893/windows-10-update-kb4056893 Thanks in advance PCTS
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