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Deploying Windows Server updates on few select Windows Server in OU in SCCM 2007 R3

Posted on 2014-10-13
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Hi Folks,

Assuming that the existing SCCM 2007 R3 infrastructure has already been implemented,
Can anyone here please share some instructions and steps that I need to follow to safely and successfully deploy Windows Update for few selected Windows Server OS within specific OU only not all ?

Because I need to perform updates on different time frame for each OU:

Test and Development Windows Server group WIndows Update deployment and reboot maintenance period Saturday 8 AM - 1 PM only.

Production Windows Server group WIndows Update deployment and reboot maintenance period Sunday 8 AM - 8 PM only.

How and where to configure that on the SCCM Console ?

Thanks.
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by:Abduljalil Abou Alzahab
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Hi,
You can create collections on SCCM based on Servers OU then implement updates on the collections and regarding time of deployment you have two methods: Configure Maintenance Window on server collection or configure deployment time by group policy.
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by:Senior IT System Engineer
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Hi man,

I'd like to know what are the difference between those two ?

Configure Maintenance Window on server collection
Configure deployment time by group policy
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Maintenance Window provide administrators with a way to define a period of time that limits when changes can be made on the systems that are members of a collection.
More information:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb694295.aspx

Group Policy Settings: You can Enabled and select one of the following options:

◦ Notify for download and notify for install. This option notifies a logged-on administrative user prior to the download and prior to the installation of the updates.

◦ Auto download and notify for install. This option automatically begins downloading updates and then notifies a logged-on administrative user prior to installing the updates.

◦ Auto download and schedule the install. If Automatic Updates is configured to perform a scheduled installation, you must also set the day and time for the recurring scheduled installation.

◦ Allow local admin to choose setting. With this option, the local administrators are allowed to use Automatic Updates in Control Panel to select a configuration option of their choice. For example, they can choose their own scheduled installation time. Local administrators are not allowed to disable Automatic Updates.

But even if you want to use group policy I recommend to configure Maintenance Windows to make sure that updates not installed during working hours.
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by:Senior IT System Engineer
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Thanks for the clarification Abdul.

So in this case which option should I be paying extra attention to avoid SCCM deploying updates in the wrong time frame and rebooting the server immediately ?
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Thanks!
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