Patch Management flow for Windows 10

It can be hard to find the right way to patch Windows 10 – also when Microsoft release patches outside “Patch Tuesday”.

For that reason I have implemented a simple and successful patch flow – that is running over the month with 3 flows – 08., 18. and 28. in the month.

  • 5 days in test – with deadline as soon as possible.
  • 5 days in production – with deadline the last day.

To manage this – I have configured 9 Automatic Deployment Rules(ADR) for:

  • Windows 10
  • Office 365
  • Other

On each ADR – I have added an extra deployment to the Production collection. So when a make the ADR I point to the Test collection.

For Windows 10 ADR – this is the same filter on all 3:

For Other ADR – this is the same filter on all 3:

For Office 365 ADR – again, same filter on all 3:

Here you see my Patch Management collection view – and the reason I have created a collection for each ADR group – is only if I like to manage who get what updates.