Install Windows Service Packs Installing Windows Service Packs

 

The Install Service Pack configuration enables you to install windows service packs to operating system and other windows applications from a central location.

Step 1: Name the Configuration

Provide a name and description for the Install Service Pack Configuration.

Step 2: Define Configuration

Specify the following:

Parameter Description

Select the Service Pack

All the available Service packs are listed here. You can filter the view based on the OS or the application by selecting the appropriate option from the Select Application combo box.

Select the service pack from the list and specify whether to reboot the system after applying the service pack.

Deployment Settings

Install After

  • Select this option and specify the date and time after which the service pack has to be installed. The service pack will be installed based on the Install Options selected after the scheduled time.

Install Options

  • Install during computer startup: Select this option if the service pack has to be deployed during computer startup.
  • Install during 90 minutes refresh interval: Select this option if the service pack has to be installed after the computer startup when the next update happens (within 90 minutes)
  • Either of the above, whichever is earlier

Reboot Policy

  • Do not reboot: Select this option if the client computers should not be rebooted after installing the service pack.
  • Force Reboot when the user has logged in: Select this option to force the user to reboot the computer. Specify the time within which the client machines will be rebooted and the message that has to displayed in the client machines.
  • Force Shutdown when the user has logged in: Select this option to force the user to shutdown the computer. Specify the time within which the client machines will be shutdown and the message that has to displayed in the client machines.
  • Allow user to skip Reboot: Select this option to allow users to reboot later. Specify the message that has to displayed in the client machines.
  • Allow user to skip Shutdown:Select this option to allow users to shutdown later. Specify the message that has to displayed in the client machines.

If no service pack details are listed here, check whether you can configured the Proxy Settings

Step 3: Define Target

Using  the Defining Targets procedure, define the targets for deploying the Install Service Pack Configuration.

Step 4: Deploy Configuration

Click the Deploy button to deploy the defined Install Service Pack Configuration in the defined targets. The software installation for the selected targets will happen during the next system startup.

To save the configuration as draft, click Save as Draft.

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See also : Managing Configurations and Collections, Viewing Configuration Reports, Defining Targets
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