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SCCM 2007 - Right Click Tools

We are currently implementing SCCM in our domain.
The initial use of SCCM will be patch management to all servers and desktops.
We have over 200 servers in our domain, many of which make up or website.
Patching and rebooting the servers has to be done in a particular order in order to maintain website services and ensure everything functions correctly.
My question is : Using SCCM, can i select a handful of servers at a time, push the updates / patches to those servers straight away, rather than pushing updates to the servers and having to wait overnight for the push to complete ?
Someone has spoke to me about the ' Right Click Tools ' would these help me out at all, provide some shortcuts ? What exactly are they ?

Thanks,

Andrew
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AndrewLeg

8/22/2022 - Mon
U_Mansson

Hi
You can use Right Click Tools to trigger the Software Update Scan Cycle for a collection and by that speed up the roll out of updates. You find the tools here:

http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/rhouchins/archive/2008/04/09/sccm-right-click-tools.aspx

Divide up your severs into several different collections and advertise updates to them one a time. Then you trigger Software Update Scan Cycle for the collection.
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AndrewLeg

Hi,

So does triggering the software update scan cycle mean that the updates would immediately begin to be pushed to the collection ?

Andrew
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No, it will not be pushed to the clients. The clients will contact the Management Point as soon as possible (maybe up to a couple of minutes) to see what new updates are availiable. After that the client will reevalute to see which updates they need and then download the package.

So, its not a push but you trigger the action so the client contact the MP. This will speed up the deployment for you.
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AndrewLeg

Excellent, this looks like the answer i'm looking for.

At what intervals would the client normally contact the MP if the software update scan cycle wasn't manually triggered ?

Thanks,

Andrew
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AndrewLeg

Thanks for your help, much appreciated.

Andrew