Schedule the WSUS updates

All managed systems access the WSUS server to receive the pushed updates. If a targeted system belongs to one or more traveling employees, the systems will not receive the updates.

After you push the updates to the managed systems, schedule the pushed updates to run each day or week for up to 30 days based on your corporate IT policy. When the employees log in and reconnect to the WSUS server, the scheduled task pushes the updates to their systems.

This process will not affect systems that received and installed the updates.

Beginning in 2020.2, scheduled tasks now support Patch Manager dynamic computer groups. When you add or remove a client computer from a Patch Manager group, the computer is automatically added or removed from the scheduled task.
  1. Enter a name and description for the task.

  2. Select Schedule the task to run daily, weekly, or monthly, and then click Edit.

  3. Select a start time and date. Select Universal Time to select Greenwich Mean Time.

    In this example, the Start Time is 9AM. This allows the update to begin when most employees are in the corporate office.

  4. Select how often the task should run in the assigned department or group (hour, day, week, or month). For example, run the task for at least three weeks to ensure that all users who are on vacation receive the update when they return to the office.
  5. Select how often the task should occur, and click OK.

    The selected settings display in the wizard.

  6. Complete the Task Options Wizard, and click Finish.

    The update task is scheduled.