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13 minutes ago, Paul said:


Scheduling windows updates isn't supported as of now however this will be possible in the upcoming patch management module (should come in Q1-Q2 2017).


Would this be possible to run as a scheduled task using a Powershell Script?

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At the risk of stealing his thunder, I had Paul Csiki from Pulseway Support provide me the following PowerShell script a day or two ago in answer to this exact question. This should allow you to run the script at certain times using the automation features. I haven't yet tested it but on read through I like what I see.

As Paul says, I hope it helps.


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Hi Jimmy,

You can use this PowerShell script to install available Windows updates through the Pulseway automation feature:

Write-Host "Start Windows Update"
    $UpdateCollection = New-Object -ComObject Microsoft.Update.UpdateColl
    $Searcher = New-Object -ComObject Microsoft.Update.Searcher  
    $Session = New-Object -ComObject Microsoft.Update.Session  
    $Searcher = New-Object -ComObject Microsoft.Update.Searcher  
    $results = $searcher.search("Type='software' AND IsInstalled = 0 AND IsHidden = 0 AND AutoSelectOnWebSites = 1")  

    # Install Update
    if ($results.Updates.Count -eq 0) {
        Write-Host "No Update"
        # no updates.
    } else {
        # setup update collection
        foreach ($update in $results.Updates){
            $UpdateCollection.Add($update) | out-null

        # download update items
        Write-Host "Download update items"
        $Downloader = $Session.CreateUpdateDownloader()
        $Downloader.Updates = $UpdateCollection

        # install update items
        Write-Host "Install update items"
        $Installer = New-Object -ComObject Microsoft.Update.Installer  
        $Installer.Updates = $UpdateCollection
        $InstallationResult = $Installer.Install()
        # Check Result
        if ($InstallationResult.ResultCode -eq 2){
            Write-Host "Update Success"
        } else {
            Write-Host "Some updates could not installed"
        if ($InstallationResult.RebootRequired){
            Write-Host "System needs to reboot."
        Write-Host "Finish Windows Update."

I hope this helps.

Paul Csiki


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