Wizards

When creating jobs, wizards are available to make creating a job easier. There is a wizard for creating a job for clients, Button Patch Clients, and for servers, Button Patch Servers. By using a wizard, you get a sequence of questions and choices that you must select according to the requested job.

Patch Server

Patch Server is a wizard that allows you to set up jobs for servers. First, you must enter the devices that should be affected by the job,

Select Device

click on next and you can set how severe the installed updates should be.

Severity

Next, it is possible to set whether you want to install new updates or only the older ones. This is to avoid unstable updates. For example, if you choose to install updates which are older than seven days, you have a better chance to avoid updates that are unstable or incorrect, since you should have either read or heard about an incorrect update in those seven days or tested it on a test device.

New updates included

Only older Updates

As soon as the option is selected, it is adjustable how old the updates must be at least.

The next setting is to set whether the server should be rebooted after installing the updates. If you allow reboots, you will also be asked if the server should be rebooted more than once and if you click on yes, you can set how often the server should be rebooted. If a reboot for an update is made, it can happen that an update which also needs a reboot is found afterwards. Therefore, it is possible to set the maximum number of times the server should reboot.

Reboot if required no

Reboot more than once no

Reboot how often

The last step of the setting asks when the patch should take place. You have the choice between run now, schedule or cron job.

Run now

Schedule

Cron Job

The last page is a summary of all settings, as well as the option to give the job a name.

Patch Client

Patch Client is a wizard that allows you to set up jobs for the hardware. To do so, you must first enter the devices that are to be affected by the job, Select hardware

then you must click next to set whether automatic Windows updates should be allowed or not.

Automatic Updates

If you choose "No", you can enter the date and time to install the updates. If a time is set, you can specify how severe the installed updates should be. Next, it is possible to set if you want to install new updates or only those that are older, because newer updates can be unstable or have bugs. How old the updates must be at least is adjustable, as soon as you select the option.

Installation Date

Severity

Release Date No

Release Date Yes

If you select "Yes", the wizard automatically jumps to reboot.

When everything is entered or when you have clicked Yes on auto Updates, you can set under Reboot when and how often the device should be rebooted. The next point is to enter a text that the user receives when he works on the affected device, so that he is warned before the reboot.

Reboot

The next item is to enter a text that the user will receive when working on the affected device, so that he is forewarned before the reboot.

Message

On the last page, names for the created update and reboot job can be entered and the so far entered data can be viewed.