How is everyone handling Windows Feature Updates and Patching?

I know that feature updates for Windows 10 needs to me more installed like apiece of software if done from Kace, but wondering if anyone has successfully combined standard updates in Kace while using Windows automatic updates for feature releases for workstations. We are running Win 10 Pro and I am having a hard time trying to come up with an idea on how to get this done in a clean-ish way. Open to any suggestions and horror stories, all are welcome.

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  • I am also using Managed Installs with good success except for when no one is logged in. This is just not working and I need it to, so that I can push it on a week night or week end. - casnider 1 year ago

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Posted by: feeldamped 1 year ago
Third Degree Blue Belt

We don't use patching - but the way we push feature updates is through Managed Installs in KACE.

The .zip file is just extracted .ISO files from the 'Media Creation Tool'.

I have custom inventory rules setup on the different .zip files, to see which version machines are on.

1803 for example: ((RegistryValueEquals(HKLM64\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion,ReleaseId,1803)))

I have reports setup to show me machines on Win10 - and it is grouped by version, so I can see which computers need the update pushed.

Once I have all of that, I just add the machines to the managed install and push. It's been working for me with v1803 and v1809.

  • No way to adjust group policy to handle that? And are you able to skip versions like from 1803 to 1903? Or do you need to go in order? - TBisel 1 year ago

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