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Script for WSUS in order to create update package RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi!

    Is there any way (or script) in order to créate an update package and apply the same package to another group of computers a month later. Our Customer wants to créate a Schedule applying an update package for testing/develop servers and a month later apply the same updates for production servers.

    Thanks


    Cristian L Ruiz

    Friday, November 2, 2018 6:28 PM

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  • Change how you think; Change your life!

    WSUS can do that - See my 8 part blog series here on How to Setup, Manage, and Maintain WSUS: https://www.ajtek.ca/wsus/how-to-setup-manage-and-maintain-wsus-part-6-selecting-your-test-systems-the-approvals-process/

    I'd recommend reading the whole series as your issues revolve around part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, and part 6.


    Adam Marshall, MCSE: Security
    https://www.ajtek.ca
    Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT

    Saturday, November 3, 2018 4:19 AM
  • Hello, Cristian L Ruiz,
       
    There are no update packages to apply, we could only approve updates to install. And it is hard to schedule approvals via scripts.
     
    However, you could create two scripts to approve updates, one for testing servers and another for production servers, and set the latter script to run after one month via Task Scheduler.
     
    Approve or Decline WSUS Updates by Using PowerShell
    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/heyscriptingguy/2012/01/18/approve-or-decline-wsus-updates-by-using-powershell/
     
    Hope my answer could help you.
     
    Best Regards,
    Ray

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    Monday, November 5, 2018 7:31 AM
  • Hello,
     
    I noticed that you have not updated the post for a while. Have your issue or question been resolved now? Or is there any update? Please feel free to feedback.
     
    Best Regards,
    Ray

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    Friday, November 9, 2018 3:00 AM
  • Change how you think; Change your life!

    WSUS can do that - See my 8 part blog series here on How to Setup, Manage, and Maintain WSUS: https://www.ajtek.ca/wsus/how-to-setup-manage-and-maintain-wsus-part-6-selecting-your-test-systems-the-approvals-process/

    I'd recommend reading the whole series as your issues revolve around part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, and part 6.


    Adam Marshall, MCSE: Security
    https://www.ajtek.ca
    Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT


    Hi Adam,

    thanks for your reply.

    I was reading your articles but they are not useful more tan what I know. My customer wants a method to create a group of updates needed for testing computer group, approve it, and a month later wants to approve the same group of updates to production computers group, whitout having to approve the updates one by one.

    Well I´ll keep looking for. 

    Thanks




    Cristian L Ruiz

    Monday, November 12, 2018 1:06 PM
  • Hello,
     
    I noticed that you have not updated the post for a while. Have your issue or question been resolved now? Or is there any update? Please feel free to feedback.
     
    Best Regards,
    Ray

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.

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    Hi Ray,

    I was no lucky. I'm still looking for an easy way to do what my customer wants, or they would have to buy some update manager from another provider.

    Thanks anyway.


    Cristian L Ruiz

    Monday, November 12, 2018 1:10 PM
  • Change how you think; Change your life!

    WSUS can do that - See my 8 part blog series here on How to Setup, Manage, and Maintain WSUS: https://www.ajtek.ca/wsus/how-to-setup-manage-and-maintain-wsus-part-6-selecting-your-test-systems-the-approvals-process/

    I'd recommend reading the whole series as your issues revolve around part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, and part 6.


    Adam Marshall, MCSE: Security
    https://www.ajtek.ca
    Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT


    Hi Adam,

    thanks for your reply.

    I was reading your articles but they are not useful more tan what I know. My customer wants a method to create a group of updates needed for testing computer group, approve it, and a month later wants to approve the same group of updates to production computers group, whitout having to approve the updates one by one.

    Well I´ll keep looking for. 

    Thanks




    Cristian L Ruiz

    If you're talking automation, look at PowerShell Automation for WSUS (POSH WSUS) - https://github.com/proxb/PoshWSUS

    You'd have to build the software to keep track and fire off the events.


    Adam Marshall, MCSE: Security
    https://www.ajtek.ca
    Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT

    Monday, November 12, 2018 6:01 PM