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Best approach to patch 1400 server ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    i am looking for a systematic " easy way" to patch 1400 server ( servers are divided into 4 batches ) each batch(350 server) is done weekly
    and it's taking very long hours every week since we patch the servers using batch patch and then have to login to each server at once to check RDP and network ,

    i just need to know what usually the recommended process for this activity ?

    any other approaches to patch all the servers systematically and is there a script to check all these servers for RDP access ?

    Monday, July 11, 2016 3:19 AM

Answers

  • Hi Matt9111,

    According to your description, you want to find to an easy way to manage updates for 1400 servers.

    You may set up a WSUS server in your environment, and use GPO to configure AU settings for WSUS clients. In GPO>computer configurations>administrative Template>windows components>windows update, we may schedule when the clients download and install updates and other related configurations.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708574(v=ws.10).aspx

    >is there a script to check all these servers for RDP access ?

    Check if the article below could help:

    Test-ComputerName, verify ping and rdp connectivity for a computer

    https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Test-Computer-name-verify-8c782d91

    Best Regards,

    Anne


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    Monday, July 11, 2016 6:13 AM
  • SCCM ? Creating collections and deploying accordingly. 

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    Monday, July 11, 2016 4:07 AM

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  • SCCM ? Creating collections and deploying accordingly. 

    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    Monday, July 11, 2016 4:07 AM
  • or WSUS ? 

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708629(v=ws.10).aspx


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    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Monday, July 18, 2016 5:01 AM
    Monday, July 11, 2016 4:08 AM
  • Hi Matt9111,

    According to your description, you want to find to an easy way to manage updates for 1400 servers.

    You may set up a WSUS server in your environment, and use GPO to configure AU settings for WSUS clients. In GPO>computer configurations>administrative Template>windows components>windows update, we may schedule when the clients download and install updates and other related configurations.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708574(v=ws.10).aspx

    >is there a script to check all these servers for RDP access ?

    Check if the article below could help:

    Test-ComputerName, verify ping and rdp connectivity for a computer

    https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Test-Computer-name-verify-8c782d91

    Best Regards,

    Anne


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Monday, July 11, 2016 6:13 AM