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Barracuda Managed Workplace

Setting the Microsoft Patching Schedule

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The Microsoft Patching Schedule determines options such as patching frequency and recurrence, and reboot behavior.

  1. In the Patching Schedules area, click the link for the patching schedule.
  2. In the Start Time box, type a start time for when patching will begin.
    Alternatively, you can click the clock icon to select a time from the list.
  3. In the Recurrence Pattern area, select whether you want patches to run daily, weekly, or monthly.
    By default, devices do not reboot after patching. 
  4. To control how devices are rebooted, in the Reboot Options area, select one of the following options:
    • To force a reboot, select the Force a reboot when an update requires one button.
      Use this option when you do not want to allow the device user to postpone the reboot.
      Devices reboot regardless of whether a user is logged on or not.
    • If you do not want the device to automatically reboot when a user is logged on, select the Consider logged on users button, and then select Do not reboot to prevent the device from rebooting when a user is logged on, or select Auto reboot after installation to prompt the user that the device requires rebooting.

    Some Microsoft updates cause a server to reboot even if you choose the Do not reboot button. This behavior does not come from Barracuda Managed Workplace, but is native to Windows. It is recommended that you read all details of a patch before applying it to a server.

  5. If you selected the Auto reboot after installation option, set the following reboot prompt settings:
    1. In the Prompt to reboot after list, specify a time after which a prompt appears on the device.
    2. In the Repeat prompt to reboot every list, specify in minutes how often to repeat the prompt.
  6. In the Missed Installation Options area, select the wait X minutes after the next system startup to install button and enter a value for X in minutes between 1 and 60, or select the wait until next scheduled time to install option to define how missed installations are handled.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Perform any of the following procedures:
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