You're not going to see much "feedback" visually other than the
progress of application or update installs within Software Center.
Depending on what you're looking to gather, you'll have to peruse
the logs on the local system located in C:\Windows\CCM\Logs.
On 6/5/2014 7:07 PM, Bryan Fleming
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Ah good thanks. I had found that at one point previously a few
months back but was unclear if it was actually working since
nothing came up after ticking it off. (I admit I hadn't tried it
since) Is there anyway to see what it is currently doing/progress
or anything feedback wise? Since supported machines tend run the
range of blazing to mildly archaic I'd hate to just assume that
after 5 minutes it's bound to be done.
On 6/5/2014 6:52 PM, Harjit Dhaliwal
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You can launch the Configuration Manager applet from the Control
Panel and run the following actions:
1. Machine Policy Retrieval & Evaluation Cycle
2. Application Deployment Evaluation Cycle
3. Software Updates Deployment Evaluation Cycle
ConfigMgr runs several scans which by default happen at various
intervals. Running these actions triggers the scans to run
sooner but may still take a little bit of time. So, please keep
that it mind. If you have further questions, you can contact me
On 6/5/2014 5:27 PM, Bryan Fleming
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here is a question, is there a way to manually trigger SCCM?
Haven't found one that seems to work reliably yet.
I've run into the issue a couple times now where a laptop
might have been off during a critical patch deployment, but
doesn't detect it right away when it is turned on and you get
the 1 hour bong at an inopportune time.
Actually I ran into this with my laptops, only I had had it on
for an hour or two in the morning and attempted to patch
before I needed to go to a meeting. Nothing happened, then as
soon as I'm at the meeting it kicks in.
Also would be nice to trigger it for a fresh installed system
to be sure that it's not going to want to do a pile of
installs as soon as I leave it with the client.
On 6/5/2014 3:00 PM, Andrew Hendrickson wrote:
I asked this very question in a
meeting with SAA-AD and the response was that a major
motivator for SCCM was to facilitate exactly what you want.
Machines routinely run with standard user accounts were
indeed not getting Java and Adobe updates on a timely basis,
and SCCM does install those third party patches without
requiring an admin login at the workstation.
There are many other advantages to domain joining Windows
computers. Here in CAS, all of our Windows computers have
been domain joined for five years or more.
On Jun 5, 2014, at 2:54 PM, Lynda Howell <[log in to unmask]>
I understand that the System Center
updates we switched to over the winter are only for
domain-joined PCs. But do they also work if the computer
is always logged in to a local account?
We have some limited-use PCs that are not domain joined,
and use a local account. I'd love to have them
automatically deal with the Adobe and Java updates. If I
join them to the domain but don't change anything else,
will they be able to use the System Center for updates?
Or would I have to log in with a network account
periodically to let System Center do its thing?
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UVM, College of Arts & Sciences
438 College Street #206
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