Windows OS Update Configuration

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Hi There,

I am trying to get windows update settings into a policy but I cant see that as an option.
Does hexnode support that?

Thanks

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  • Hexnode

    Thomas Specter

    Moderator

    Hi Paul,

    Thank you for reaching out to us.

    Currently Windows OS updates cannot be done via policy through Hexnode. However, you can deploy scripts via Hexnode to your managed devices.

    Thus, you can deploy a script to update the OS of your devices. Scripting helps you resolve various device level changes you need to make across multiple devices. You can find scripts online/ develop them on your own. Please do refer our blog post as well.

    Cheers!

    Thomas Specter
    Hexnode MDM

  • Hello Brad,

    Thank you for reaching out to us.

    We are extremely sorry for keeping you waiting. The feature to configure the OS update settings for Windows is in our roadmap. Once the feature rolls out, you will be able to configure patch updates and much more. It will be truly worth the wait!! Till then please use custom scripts to push updates. Read our doc to know more about executing scripts for Windows devices.

    We will surely notify you once the feature releases. Do check out our Release Notes to get the latest updates.

    Cheers!!
    Deborah Timothy
    Hexnode UEM

  • Participant

    Elvira

    Participant

    I’ve been browsing the internet for scripts to upgrade Windows OS, but I’m having trouble deciding which one to use. Could you please give any functional scripts for running the Windows OS update?

  • Hexnode

    Evin Lee

    Moderator

    Hi Elvira,
    Thanks for your query.
    You can use the following batch script to download and install OS updates in Windows.

    usoclient ScanInstallWait
    usoclient StartInstall
    timeout /t time _to_wait_in seconds
    usoclient RestartDevice

    You can go to Manage > Devices and click on Execute Custom Script from the Actions drop-down menu to deploy the script via Hexnode.
    Please validate the script by manually executing it on a device before running it in bulk.

    Cheers!
    Evin Lee
    Hexnode UEM

  • Hexnode

    Evin Lee

    Moderator

    @Elvira
    Running the usoclient.exe commands manually or through the Hexnode portal won’t return any feedbacks. Hence, to ensure that the commands are working, go to Settings > Windows Update on the devices and check if updates are downloading.

  • Hexnode

    Evin Lee

    Moderator

    Hey @Zaina
    Thanks for reaching out to us.
    You can use the following PowerShell script.

    Install-WindowsUpdate -ForceDownload -ForceInstall – AcceptAll

    But make sure to install PSWindowsUpdate module before executing the above script.
    You can install the module silently by executing the script given below.

    Install-Module PSWindowsUpdate Install-PackageProvider NuGet –Force Set-PSRepository
    PSGallery -InstallationPolicy Trusted Install-Module SQLServer -Repository PSGallery

    Regards,
    Evin Lee
    Hexnode UEM