Patch Schedule Run Custom
I want to install Windows Patches on the 3rd week - friday at 1am. How can i write this in Unix crontab?
Community Chosen Answer
The short answer is I don't believe you can with how cron is implemented in the K1000. It's a basic version that doesn't handle the full set of variables or expressions.
You could have it run every third Friday, but that would be overall, not out of the month:
It would look like this:
* 1 * * 5/3
I'd recommend that you have it run every other Friday, which would look like this:
* 1 * * 5/2
This is the closest thing I've found to help generate cron entries: http://www.openjs.com/scripts/jslibrary/demos/crontab.php
Also reference the links below:
man page for cron: http://www.unix.com/man-page/freebsd/5/crontab/
p. 210: https://www.kace.com/support/resources/~/media/Files/Support/Documentation/K1000/v54/K1000-Admin-Guide-v54.ashx
If you would like to see cron improved, please submit an enhancement request here: http://kace.uservoice.com/forums/82699-k1000