Software Updates

Create a Software Update Group defined by date in ConfigMgr with PowerShell


As a ConfigMgr administrator, one of the main functionality that many of us are working with is Software Updates. Over time, I’ve eventually decided to automate many of the tasks involved in managing Software Updates, like my console extension to…
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Updated Clean Software Update Groups script for ConfigMgr


Ever since I released the console extension for ConfigMgr to clean up Software Update Groups from expired and/or superseded Software Updates, many have given me lots of feedback and I’m now pleased to announce that I’ve updated the script with…
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How to amend WSUS Scan Retry Error Codes list in ConfigMgr 2012 with PowerShell


In a situation where you’ve multiple Software Update Points in the same site spread across different domains where clients in a particular domain cannot access resources in another domain, you’d expect that the ConfigMgr clients would switch Software Update Point after…
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Clean Software Update Groups console extension for ConfigMgr 2012


A few months ago I created a script that would assist ConfigMgr admins with cleaning up their Software Update Groups from expired and superseded Software Updates. Although this script needed manual interaction by selecting what Software Update Group to clean,…
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Remove expired and superseded updates from a Software Update Group with PowerShell


If you’re working with patch management in ConfigMgr 2012, you’ve most likely scratched your head about why there’s no simple way to remove the updates that have been expired or superseded. To help with that I’ve created a PowerShell script…
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Create a Deployment Package in ConfigMgr 2012 with PowerShell


During a migration project at one of my customers, we needed to create a few Deployment Packages and wanted to do that with PowerShell. So I imported the ConfigMgr PowerShell module, and to my surprise I couldn’t find any New-CMDeploymentPackage…
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How to Add a Product to an ADR in ConfigMgr 2012 R2 with PowerShell


With ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 we received a bunch of new cool cmdlets for PowerShell, and as well for the R2 release, that we could use. This post will concentrate on how you can add a Product as search criteria to…
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Modify the deadline time of an ADR Deployment with PowerShell

Using an Automatic Deployment Rule in ConfigMgr 2012 helps automating your Software Update deployments a lot. In the case where you configure the ADR to run at a specific time after Patch Tuesday, lets say on Wednesday evening at 23.00…
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Install and configure a remote Software Update Point in ConfigMgr 2012

If you’re looking to install a Software Update Point on a remote system fast and easy, this is the post for you. In my lab environment I’ve installed a Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual machine that we’ll be using through…
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