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How to Schedule only the download of Microsoft Updates - SCCM CB 1902 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello All,

    In order to not saturate the bandwidth during working hours, I need to plan the download of an update group created manually (not in Automatic Deployment Rule).

    is there a way to do this? what are you offering me?

    Thank you in advance for your help.

    Thank you.

    Best regards.

    Hadjer YH


    Hadjer YAHIAOUI

    Monday, June 22, 2020 2:04 PM

Answers

  • There's no built-in mechanism to schedule the download of updates other than ADRs.

    From a quick search, there doesn't appear to be a built-in PowerShell cmdlet either.

    The best you could do here is extract the download location(s) from the update itself and then use PowerShell to download the update content to a temporary location. From there, you should be able to use PowerShell to add the content to an update/deployment package.

    Is there a reason you aren't using ADRs?


    Jason | https://home.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    • Marked as answer by Hadjer YH Tuesday, June 23, 2020 8:28 AM
    Monday, June 22, 2020 6:11 PM
  • 1. What exactly do you need here? 

    2. Expired updates are always automatically filtered out by ADRs as these are not deployable by ConfigMgr anyway.

    3. Not following why this is an issue? How are downloads impacting the user? BITS automatically backs off when the user is actively using a system and prioritizes all user activity over background downloads.


    Jason | https://home.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    • Marked as answer by Hadjer YH Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:38 AM
    Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:36 PM
  • For #1, you can easily enable and disable the evaluation of the ADR as needed. As long as you are using an ADR, #3 is addressed.

    Jason | https://home.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    • Marked as answer by Hadjer YH Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:04 PM
    Thursday, June 25, 2020 2:33 PM

All replies

  • There's no built-in mechanism to schedule the download of updates other than ADRs.

    From a quick search, there doesn't appear to be a built-in PowerShell cmdlet either.

    The best you could do here is extract the download location(s) from the update itself and then use PowerShell to download the update content to a temporary location. From there, you should be able to use PowerShell to add the content to an update/deployment package.

    Is there a reason you aren't using ADRs?


    Jason | https://home.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    • Marked as answer by Hadjer YH Tuesday, June 23, 2020 8:28 AM
    Monday, June 22, 2020 6:11 PM
  • Hello,

    thank you for your feedback,
    the solution you have proposed can unfortunately be a bit heavy when it comes to a large number of updates (30 miniumum).

    I do not use ADRs for three reasons:

    1- I cannot specify a time interval for the "data relased" filter parameter.
    2- I cannot eliminate expired updates (the expires filter is only found in the search filters).
    3- it happens that we need to install the upadte in the afternoon so as not to penalize the workstations (laptop) in the morning and the ADR still launches downloads at this time and not at night.

    Thank you.

    Best regards.

    Hadjer YH


    Hadjer YAHIAOUI

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020 2:38 PM
  • 1. What exactly do you need here? 

    2. Expired updates are always automatically filtered out by ADRs as these are not deployable by ConfigMgr anyway.

    3. Not following why this is an issue? How are downloads impacting the user? BITS automatically backs off when the user is actively using a system and prioritizes all user activity over background downloads.


    Jason | https://home.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    • Marked as answer by Hadjer YH Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:38 AM
    Tuesday, June 23, 2020 5:36 PM
  • Hello Jason,

    Thanks 

    1. What exactly do you need here?

    the deployments of updates within the company are dynamic I sometimes need to deploy the updates of March and April but not those of May for a spesefic collection (for testing purposes especially for the servers).

    2. Expired updates are always automatically filtered out by ADRs as these are not deployable by ConfigMgr anyway.

    Thank you very much for the information I did not know.

    3. Not following why this is an issue? How are downloads impacting the user? BITS automatically backs off when the user is actively using a system and prioritizes all user activity over background downloads.

    the application of the deployment and the downloading of updates from the SCCM distribution point to the PCs makes the PCs very heavy because of the hardening of security applied in my company so I prefer it to be after noon and since the ADR download updates from the internet from their start, I may also saturate internet bandwidth if k = I launch them after midday too.

    the best solution for me is to launch internet downloads at night and deploy in the afternoon. do you offer a solution in relation to ADRs?

    Thank you.

    Best regards.

    Hadjer YH


    Hadjer YAHIAOUI

    Thursday, June 25, 2020 10:39 AM
  • For #1, you can easily enable and disable the evaluation of the ADR as needed. As long as you are using an ADR, #3 is addressed.

    Jason | https://home.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    • Marked as answer by Hadjer YH Thursday, June 25, 2020 3:04 PM
    Thursday, June 25, 2020 2:33 PM