Shahnawaz26
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

windows Update using vRealize Orchestrator

My Team spends hours sitting in front of New Windows Virtual Machines, configuring the IP Address, Installing Windows updates and forcing Group Policies.

What Plug-in for vRealize Orchestrator Can Automate These Tasks?

PS: Just starting with Orchestrator !!! :smileyblush:

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SpasKaloferov
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

HI,

i don' think there is plug-in to automate all of this, but if you are familiar with Powreshell, you can take advantage of the workflow package mentioned here.

Let’s vROC with vRO! | Spas Kaloferov's Blog

I will be updating this constantly.

Best Regards / Поздрави

Spas Kaloferov | Solutions Architect

(www.kaloferov.com)

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Hi,

I had the same intention...

My solution was:

- WSUS Configuration per GPO or Registry

- vCO Guest scripts for Update check and installation

Guest script manager package

The main problem is that Windows has no native CLI Commands for Windows Update. So I used a VBS:  Searching, Downloading, and Installing Updates (Windows)

I modified it a little bit...

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SpasKaloferov
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

HI ,

you have different methods to force update, like:

-     %windir%\system32\wuauclt.exe /detectnow

-     The VBS you found which might be the base for this https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/2d191bcd-3308-4edd-9de2-88dff796b0bc

-     You can set all update options via GPO's

BR

Spas Kaloferov

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