WSUS patching automation

Yogeshwaran 6 Reputation points
2022-05-04T04:47:26.83+00:00

How to automate windows patching using

Powershell. Once approved the patchs need

To automatically install the patches based on system time.

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  1. Limitless Technology 39,506 Reputation points
    2022-05-05T07:37:11.4+00:00

    Hi Yogeshwaran,

    Windows update is the built in mechanism for update management. If this is not sufficient for your requirements, I recommend using PSWindowsUpdate which is a community module by Michal Gajda, available through the PowerShell Gallery. It includes the components to make it easy to check, download, and install quality updates on Windows 10.

    You can find extensive documentation online regarding how to use this module.


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  2. Rita Hu -MSFT 9,626 Reputation points
    2022-05-06T02:22:24.8+00:00

    @Yogeshwaran
    Thanks for your posting on Q&A.

    In fact, the most common approach is to use Group Policy to assist in implementing this functionality. We could configure and apply the following group policy to achieve this goal.
    Schedule the download and installation date in the group policy:
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    In Group Policy Object Editor, expand Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, expand Windows Components, and then click Windows Update to find the group policy.

    In addition, the @Limitless Technology suggested method is good approach. Here is a reference link for your reference:
    https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/PSWindowsUpdate/2.2.0.2

    As far as I know, the PowerShell Module has been included into Windows 10. So we could install it manually and run the related command to achieve the goal. Here is reference picture for you:
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    Install-Module -Name PSWindowsUpdate -RequiredVersion 2.2.0.2  
    Import-Module PSWindowsUpdate  
    Get-Command -Module PSWindowsUpdate  
    

    Best regards,
    Rita


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