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Windows Updates using Patch Management

Can someone point me to an article that explains how to use patch management to install Windows updates? We are going away from our WSUS server, and would like to use Zenworks 11.
We are currently running 11.4.2

Thanks for any help

Darren
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https://www.novell.com/media/content/finding-testing-and-deploying-patches.html -> Really Basic Intro (Some Details may be slightly old)
https://www.microfocus.com/ondemand/courses/webinar-the-proper-way-to-implement-patch-policies/ -> More In Depth

Some Key Points which you may want to keep in mind.

Use of Patch Policies is highly Recommended...They may be a little confusing to start, but once set will make it close to set and forget.
Ensure - "Enable not applicable patches" stays disabled. Otherwise, the System will download tons of needless patches and bog down your system.
Work on getting the big concepts down....try some simple patch policies and target a few devices.
Then come back for some more targeted questions on how to handle a few things.

Even though you are running 11.4.2, you may want to read the ZCM 2017 Docs.
Most things are the same and the ZPM does have received quite a bit of work....So sort of XREF between the 11.4.x and 2017 Docs.
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Thank you very much Craig
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Am 21.07.2017 um 20:04 schrieb CRAIGDWILSON:
> Even though you are running 11.4.2, you may want to read the ZCM 2017
> Docs.
> Most things are the same and the ZPM does have received quite a bit of
> work....So sort of XREF between the 11.4.x and 2017 Docs.


Where is the ZEN2017-Patchmanagement Forum/Newsgroup?

Found this group:
novell.support.zenworks.configuration-management.11.patch-management-windows

But I am missing the same group for 2017. E.g.
novell.support.zenworks.configuration-management.2017.patch-management-windows

Bernd
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