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PatchMyPC to the rescue!

Recently I looked into PatchMyPC for Microsoft SCCM purposes (more info about that in another blog post). But I found out that the Home Edition of PatchMyPC did a hell of a job also!

This version is free to download and use and it instantly updates all your installed programs like Notepad++, Winrar etc.

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The program supports hundreds of programs. Great tip: selecting a program you currently have not installed automatically installs that program (latest version!) for you!

I found this tool a great addition to keeping my device updated!

More info here


Azure VM easy patchmanagement

In my Azure test environment I’m running several Windows and Linux servers. In this blog post I describe an easy and effective way to patch them. It only takes you a minute of configuring!

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On a freshly installed Windows Server 2016 without patching there were 4 available updates (Azure template) :

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I’ve created a new Update Deployment (go to the second tab) :

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(Specify which type of updates you wish to deploy. Tip: create multiple deployment for different kind of updates)

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In my case I install all availables updates every day at 05:00 PM. (test environment :-))

Just 2 b sure I’ve checked the status of Windows Updates inside the VM :

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As you can see it’s very easy to update your VM’s (this works for Linux too!) running on Azure (Stack).