Is there a way to set up a future patch deployment after approval?

Discussion in 'Update Services' started by Canon Photostich 3.1 Installtion error, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. Is it possible to approve updates and set up a future date for them to
    install on the assigned clients?

    Canon Photostich 3.1 Installtion error, Apr 9, 2008
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  2. No.

    Once you approve the update, the download and installation activities are
    solely under the control of the policy configuration applied to each
    individual client.

    The best you could do is configure a once-per-week installation event, and
    approve the updates sometime in the six days prior to that installation
    date, but at least 24 hours prior to the installation =time=, to ensure the
    clients have sufficient time to detect and download the update so that it
    will be scheduled for your once-a-week installation event.

    The downside to this is: What happens if the installation fails?

    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP, MCBMSP, MCTS(x4), MCP
    Senior Data Architect, APQC, Houston, Texas
    Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2008)

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    Lawrence Garvin [MVP], Apr 10, 2008
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  3. Canon Photostich 3.1 Installtion error

    Dave Harry Guest

    Set a deadline on the updates.

    Then set the clients to download and prompt for install (AUOptions = 3),
    they will not install until the deadline.

    AFAICT, deadline overrides all other settings.
    Dave Harry, Apr 10, 2008
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