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Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Advanced Deployment by Martyn Coupland

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A sample scenario to patch servers

Using the same example scenario and the same infrastructure, we will now look at patching for servers rather than workstations. As a review, here are the requirements from the customer.

Customer requirements

In this scenario, our customer will deploy patches to servers in a monthly cycle. This cycle will closely align with the Patch Tuesday concept.

  • Deployments will be created and sent to a pilot group of workstations a week after the patches are released by Microsoft.
  • Following the deployment of patches to a pilot group, the deployment will then be sent to the remainder of the workstations.
  • Portions of the process need to be automated to reduce administrative effort.
  • Only critical updates and security updates are ...

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