SCCM Software Update Management Guide

Benoit LecoursSCCM, Software Updates19 Comments

SCCM Software Update Management Guide

Software Update management is not the simplest SCCM tasks. Over the years, we trained many SCCM administrator using a simple approach and deployment strategy. We finally decided to create this complete SCCM Software Update Management Guide.

This guide is a best-practice guide on how to plan, configure, manage and deploy software updates with SCCM. This guide aims to help SCCM administrator understand the basic concept of each part of the patch management process. This guide does not explain how to setup your Software Update Point.

There’s other ways of doing software update management in SCCM, this document describe a typical case that can be used in any organisation as a good starting point.

The guide will help you achieve theses tasks :

  • Guide you toward a good deployment strategy
  • Setup your SCCM environment correctly
  • Create Collections
  • Setup Maintenance Windows
  • Create Software Update Groups
  • Create Deployment Packages
  • Excluding certain updates
  • Create Searches to target specific updates
  • Configure your clients settings
  • Describe the monthly tasks that needs to be done
  • Create and setup Automatic Deployment Rules
  • Add software updates to your Operating System Deployment
  • Cleanup and operational best practice
  • Which group policy needs to be configured
  • How to monitor your deployments

Download and own this SCCM Software Update Management Guide in a single PDF file.

The PDF file is a 50 pages document that contains all information to manage software updates with SCCM. Use our products page or use the button below to download it.

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SCCM Software Update Management Guide
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Founder of System Center Dudes. Based in Montreal, Canada, Senior Microsoft SCCM Consultant, 4 times Enterprise Mobility MVP. Working in the industry since 1999. His specialization is designing, deploying and configuring SCCM, mass deployment of Windows operating systems, Office 365 and Intunes deployments.

19 Comments on “SCCM Software Update Management Guide”

  1. Isn’t it recommended to not use maintenance windows on client updates? If a client machine is not on or available during the maintenance window, it will not get patched when it turns back on. Is that the case?

  2. Respectfully, I’m a bit disappointed. I really expected more in depth, step-by-step in each topic. e.g., Collections is only one page and does not go into detail on how to actually create a collection and rules. To me this looks like basic material that I can see online without paying $15. Maybe I’m missing something?

    1. Hi Vince,

      Sorry to get you disappointed, thanks for your comment. We are always looking to improve. Feel free to share your ideas on how to improve the product. We’ll be more than happy to add your suggestions. Drop us a private email and we’ll look how we can get you satisfied! 😉

      1. Hey Jonathan,

        Sounds good. Thanks for the follow up. I sent an email with payment issues.

        I will follow up with you guys there.

        Thanks for the great content!

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