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Yeah the “feedback” of doing the below on a freshly Litetouched machine will be the lovely flashing disk icon show as the machine says “OMG that’s a lot of patches!”

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On Jun 6, 2014, at 10:24 AM, Harjit Dhaliwal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Bryan,

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. 

-Harjit

On 6/5/2014 7:07 PM, Bryan Fleming wrote:
[log in to unmask]" type="cite"> 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.

-Bryan

On 6/5/2014 6:52 PM, Harjit Dhaliwal wrote:
[log in to unmask]" type="cite"> 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 offline.

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-Harjit

On 6/5/2014 5:27 PM, Bryan Fleming wrote:
[log in to unmask]" type="cite">So 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.

-Bryan

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]> wrote:

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?

Lynda.
Andrew Hendrickson
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UVM, College of Arts & Sciences
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Burlington, VT
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