Saturday, June 27, 2015

SCCM 2007 R2 Software Updates Diagram

My SCCM 2007 R2 Software Update relationship diagram.

Search Folder
This contains all the updates metadata that meets the criteria, e.g. superseded: no, expired:no, etc

Update List
This is the list of updates that are selected from search folder. I use this update list per month basis, e.g. Jan 2015, Feb 2015. This way, a compliance report can be run agains a specific update list. 

Deployment Packages
This is the deployment package that gets deploy to the Distribution Point. I use the same deployment package for a specific product, for example I have "Windows Server 2012 R2" deployment package for all updates of Windows Server 2012 R2, respectively of their month.

Deployment Management
This is the deployment task that is created for a specific collection.

A collection of computers that is targeted for software updates

What to do every month to patch machines?
  • Go to the search folder, select all the updates for this month for a specific product 
  • Right click and select Download Software Updates, target the deployment packages for that product. Don't forget to update Distribution Point
  • Right click and select Update List, create a new Update list for this month.
  • From the newly created Update List, select all the updates and click-and-drag them to the Deployment Task for a specific collection that you want to install the updates on
  • Check the software available and installation deadline for that Deployment task

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