Wednesday, September 3, 2014

BatchPatch takes the pain out of Windows updates


Of course it falls to me to be our home tech support person and network administrator. That's one reason why I checked out BatchPatch, a tool that installs Windows updates remotely across a business or home network.

BatchPatch eliminates the chore of logging into each PC to initiate Windows updates, which these days seem to arrive every week. Instead, you create a list of computers, then kick off the installation and reboot process. The administrator then gets a cup of coffee and watches the progress on on an overview screen. That's the part I like.

Admins can choose which types of updates to install - critical updates, security updates, service packs, feature packs, drivers, etc. - or follow Microsoft's update system and install only Important and/or Recommended updates. BatchPatch also works with third-party patches such as Adobe or Java updates, as well as registry keys, scripts, and most anything else that comes from remote hosts.

To see BatchPatch in action, watch the video below. For more information, visit the BatchPatch website where you can download a free trial version of the software and check out license pricing.


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