1st August 2021

How to Distribute Updates to Users with SCCM?

In this article, we will talk about distributing Software Updates to User Computers in our build-in System Center Configuration Manager by hidden reboot method.

Software Update Groups

  • In order to see the group we have created before, we select the “Software Update Groups” option and right-click on the “SUG_Windows10_Update” object that we created, and select the “Deploy” option for distribution to Client Computers in our structure.
Software Update Groups
Software Update Groups
Deploy
Deploy

 

  • We choose the “Browse” option to choose the Collection group to which we will deploy. We choose our “Device Collection” where we have client computers to update. (As I mentioned above, it is important to create a Special Collection that contains only the computers that you will update, and perform Deploy operations.) Then, we select the “Next” option.
Device Collection
Device Collection

 

  • We continue with the “Required” option. In the “State message detail level” section, we select the “All Messages” option. We tick the “Use Wake-on-LAN to wake up clients for required deployments” option. We continue by selecting the “Next” option.
Deployment Settings
Deployment Settings

 

  • We choose the “Next” option by completing the configurations as below. (These configurations may vary according to your structure or request.)
Scheduling
Scheduling

 

  • In order to prevent our “Server” and “Workstation” type computers from being restarted, we select the “Servers” and “Workstations” options and click the “Next” option.
User Experience
User Experience

 

  • Since there is no “System Center Operation Manager” product in our structure on this page, we leave it in the “Default” state and continue with the “Next” option.
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Specify software update alert options for this deployment
Specify software update alert options for this deployment

 

  • On the “Download Settings” page, we continue by leaving the default state and selecting the “Next” option.
Download Settings
Download Settings

 

  • We start the Deployment process for our Clients by selecting the “Next” option on the “Summary” page.
Summary
Summary
Progress
Progress

 

  • Deployment processes have been completed on the “Completion” page. We close the relevant screen by choosing the “Close” option.
Completion
Completion

 

  • We open the “Software Center” program by going to our client computer in our structure.
Software Center
Software Center

 

  • When we access the Software Center program, we see that the installation we have Deployed has started.
Updates
Updates

 

  • The client informs us that our computer needs Restart after the installation process is completed. In this update method, after the relevant Updates are installed, the User will wait for him whenever he restarts his computer.
Software Center
Software Center

 

  • When we examine our log file named “WUAHandler” located in C:\Windows\CCM\Logs Directory of our Client Computer that we have provided deployment process, we see that the Update installation process has been completed. Here we see the reboot information of our client computer. You can see the Updates have been installed by performing the reboot process.
WUAHandler
WUAHandler

 

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