Avatar of AndrewLeg
AndrewLeg asked on

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 ?


Microsoft Server OS

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment

8/22/2022 - Mon

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:


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.


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


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.
All of life is about relationships, and EE has made a viirtual community a real community. It lifts everyone's boat
William Peck

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 ?



Log in or sign up to see answer
Become an EE member today7-DAY FREE TRIAL
Members can start a 7-Day Free trial then enjoy unlimited access to the platform
Sign up - Free for 7 days
Learn why we charge membership fees
We get it - no one likes a content blocker. Take one extra minute and find out why we block content.
See how we're fighting big data
Not exactly the question you had in mind?
Sign up for an EE membership and get your own personalized solution. With an EE membership, you can ask unlimited troubleshooting, research, or opinion questions.
ask a question

Thanks for your help, much appreciated.