OO to manage windows updates
We have a group of servers which we patch manually at the moment as they require specific times to restart.
We have a PS script to run updates, then restart the server at a specified time.
I was wondering how OO could help us to schedule Windows updates to run at specific times. This would allow us to run additional steps like email notification.
Yes OO can help you with that (eg scheduling the flow to run at specific day/time) but managing patching and upgrades are not OO main use cases.
For patching use cases Data Center Automation (DCA) provides better options than using OO standalone. Also, DCA embeds OO thus you get the full power.
Hope it helps,
What I understand here is, you have your automation (script) ready but just want automation to schedule and notify once work is done.
If you have PS script ready which performs all task you want to accomplish (windows update and reboot), then you can use Remote command execution or PS operation to invoke or run script respectively.
Remote command execution will be userfull if you have script on remote server and want to perform task over there.
Once main task is done you can use email operation to notify results to user/administartors.