1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 27, 2014 11:57 AM by adamg23

    Shavlik Patch Evaluation: Deployment Best Practices

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      Looking for guidance on whether or not its a good idea to keep 3rd party application patch deployments using Shavlik Patch for SCCM 2012 R2 as separate "software update groups" and deployments or if they can be lumped in with monthly Microsoft updates?

       

      Or, what about lumping the 3rd party updates together as a single "software update group" and deployment?

       

      To lesson the risk of issues, we are leaning towards keeping each 3rd party application patch as a separate software update group and deployment but obviously that means more work.

       

      Also, can we target all systems with our 3rd party application deployments like we do with Microsoft updates and only the applicable updates will install on a corresponding systems?

       

      Any other do's or don'ts we should be thinking about?

       

      Ad(Thanks)vance!

       

      Regards,

       

      JJ

        • 1. Re: Shavlik Patch Evaluation: Deployment Best Practices
          SupportEmployee

          Hey JJ,

           

          I would think that lumping the updates together would be fine, but it would be nice to see some feedback from others using Shavlik Patch to see if there are differences in preferences out there.

           

          jjankowski@jonesday.com wrote:

           

          Also, can we target all systems with our 3rd party application deployments like we do with Microsoft updates and only the applicable updates will install on a corresponding systems?

           

           

          Yes, the updates should only apply when needed. There isn't any software distribution logic in Shavlik Patch so there wouldn't be any worry of an application getting installed that is not on the system - just updates applied to applications already installed on the client systems when needed.

           

          Hopefully some others will chime in with some feedback concerning your first question.

           

          Thanks,

           

          -Adam

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