Steps to patch Windows Server CORE only system using SCCM

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What are the steps to patch a Windows Server CORE only system using SCCM?

Since this server is core it doesn't have a GUI and the administration can only be done through the PowerShell and Command Line.

The updates have already been approved and staged through the SCCM server console now we just need to install them using the proper PowerShell or command line commands.

Please provide me with the process on how to do this.
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Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist
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Did you try SCONFIG?
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I'm getting this info for someone else at a remote site.

Is there an option within Sconfig to install the SCCM updates or do you simply use the option to install Windows updates?
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I believe both
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Is there anyone who can provide me with further info on how to do this?

Unfortunately I don't ahve access to a server core system to look into or test this myself and I'm hoping to find step-by-step instructions to share with my coworker at the remote site on how to to this.
Shaun VermaakTechnical Specialist
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Run sconfig and select option 6
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And that will automatically download and install the updates using SCCM?

The server that needs to be patched in this way doesn't have internet access and can only install the updates using SCCM.
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It turns out that the way of doing this is after logging onto the Windows core system type the following commands:

Cd c:\windows\ccm
scclient


Scclient is the name of the client SCCM management program.

This will open a graphical SCCM client that can be run from the command line and then gives you access to install the applications and updates available through SCCM. This graphical program doesn't have all of the features of the regular SCCM client but does give you all the control necessary to install the updates.

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