David56 Absent Member.
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Schedule DAU Bundles -- Install vs Distribution schedule

I have ZENworks 11 SP1a installed on a SLES 11 SP1 server. (We use it for Windows clients, so I picked this forum, but let me know if I should post this to the Linux forum.)

The documentation for 11 SP1 Patch Management Reference (sec 3.2) describes going into Configuration, Patch Management to display 8 links, and clicking on the "Schedule Discover Applicable Updates Bundles" link to configure that.

I have not 1 but 2 separate links for that:

Schedule Discover Applicable Updates Bundles Install (which allows "Run DAU on refresh", or set up a schedule)
Schedule Discover Applicable Updates Bundles Distribution (which allows "Distribute DAU on Launch", or set up a schedule)

What I want is to have our PCs scan for applicable patches early in the morning (like 2-5 AM), so that I can check during the day and schedule patches for afternoon or evening installation. I can't figure out what the different purposes are for the 2 separate links (I'm in general still figuring out the new way of thinking in ZCM as opposed to ZENworks 7), so I'm not sure how to set up the 2 schedules, one for "install" and one for "distribution" of the DAU update bundles.

Can you clarify this, or point me to some other documentation that explains it?

Thank you.
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carfra11 Absent Member.
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Re: Schedule DAU Bundles -- Install vs Distribution schedul

Hello David56,

I have the same question, could you find out the meaning of both schedules ??

Thanks in advanced
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shaunpond Absent Member.
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Re: Schedule DAU Bundles -- Install vs Distribution schedule

David56,

the distribution schedule is for when the files that are contained in
the DAU are sent to the PC. The Install schedule is when it actually
runs

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carfra11 Absent Member.
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Re: Schedule DAU Bundles -- Install vs Distribution schedul

Thank you Shaun,

so both schedules must be consistent, right ??

Another question, in the help I read that "Distribute DAU on Launch" is that "Deploys bundle content immediately", but when deploys bundle content happens exactly??

Regards
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shaunpond Absent Member.
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Re: Schedule DAU Bundles -- Install vs Distribution schedule

Carfra1,

depends on what you mean by "consistent" - if you deliver the files at
3am and execute at 2am then they'll always be a day old, for example...

not sure what you mean by the second part of your question?

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carfra11 Absent Member.
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Re: Schedule DAU Bundles -- Install vs Distribution schedul

Hello Shaun,

thanks for the clarification about my first question.

My second question relates to when the bundle is deployed if the selected option is "Distribute DAU on Launch" ?? (on the next refresh of the agent, immediately after the bundle is buid or the version of the DAU is increased...)

Thanks
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shaunpond Absent Member.
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Re: Schedule DAU Bundles -- Install vs Distribution schedule

Carfra1,

next refresh - you can see the assignment of the DAU bundle when it's
updated each time

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