[THIN] Re: OT: Patching via SCCM

  • From: "Emerson, Robert D. DURVAMC" <Robert.Emerson@xxxxxx>
  • To: <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 08:47:39 -0400

Oh one caveat, I would create a "Testing Server" collection so that you
can ensure that all settings are correct and don't wind up with an
"oops".

 

v/r,

Bob

VISN 6 SCCM Team

 

 

From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Emerson, Robert D. DURVAMC
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 8:44 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: Patching via SCCM

 

When you do the Deployment Template, you can set the Restart Settings to
Supress the system restart on Servers. This should allow you to complete
ALL updates and then you are able to restart your servers when you are
able to.

 

v/r,

Bob

VISN 6 SCCM Team

 

 

From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Steve Snyder
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 8:25 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: OT: Patching via SCCM

 

I've seen some buzz that some create two deployment templates - one with
reboot, one without. Is this how you're accomplishing this?

From what I'm reading SCCM is supposed to work as we want it too, i.e.;
install patches until the maintenance windows closes and then stop, but
unfortunately it's just not installing any for our collections with a
weekly 5 hour window. We have one other collection for back-end servers
with a larger, daily, window and it's been working ok.

On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 2:09 PM, Emerson, Robert D. DURVAMC
<Robert.Emerson@xxxxxx> wrote:

If the patches do NOT require a reboot, then there is no reason to stay
within the maintenance window. Apply the patches outside of the
maintenance window, but hold ALL reboots within the window.

 

v/r,

Bob

VISN 6 SCCM Team

 

 

From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Steve Snyder
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 7:17 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] OT: Patching via SCCM

 

I'm hoping that there's some sccm-klowledgable folks here

we're using sccm 2007 to patch servers during a maintenance window and
running into an issue; it appears that if the total time needed to
install the patches (m$ default seems to be 20 min per patch) exceeds
the size of the maintenance window then it simply installs nothing. It'd
be nice if we can get it to at least install some until the window
closes; 

i.e., 60 patches at 20min/patch = 20 hrs to install everything and the
window is 6 hours. We'd like for sccm to go ahead and install 18 patches
instead of none.

Any tips/tricks? know of a good sccm site/forum somewhere?

thanks

 

Other related posts: