I want to either find or write a script that will exhaust all Windows updates on a newly formatted computer. Can anyone help me out or point me in the right direction? I've been Googling it but so far haven't found what I'm looking for.
What you're probably after is the Initial Update feature available on the Patch Management module. This will install all missing patches and service packs as per your patch approval policy. It's quite brutal as it reboots the machine when required but usually does a very good job of updating the machines.
That's EXACTLY what I need. I am very new to Kaseya. I'll try it out right now on a test machine though.
Thanks for the help.
After exhausting updates I'd like to execute Ninite to install essential software packages. I've read that Kaseya is now partnered with Ninite but I cannot find anything on how to do it other than the OLD method using scripts.
Ok, so I created a template in order to deploy the agent. Installed the agent on the test computer. But then when I go to 'Initial Update' the computer doesn't show up at all. Am I missing something here?
The Ninite add on will incur an extra charge for you, you'll need to speak to your Kaseya rep.
You shouldn't need to create a template. Locate your machine, go to Patch management > Approval by Policy and approve and deny the patches you want and don't want to install. Now go to Membership and add the machine to the policy you created and finally go to Initial Update and set the process off.
Ok, I did all that with no problems at all. I added the machine to the policy and all. But when I go to 'Initial Update' the new machine still doesn't show up... I do notice that next to the new computer I have an orange square instead of a green circle.
Ah, so the machine hasn't checked in yet? You can't apply certain Patch Management settings to a template account. A physical machine needs to check in before being able to perform the initial update.
No, it hasn't checked in for some reason. I then tried going to 'Install Agent' / 'Create' and tried to create it as a machine and then used that link to download the agent and I get the exact same outcome...
Linkup - you do not need to create a computer account for a new agent. You should install the agent and it will create an account automatically.
This being said Kaseya is a huge product and it would seem you are drowning before you even get started! Never fear. Head over to https://lms.kaseya.com/kedu/ and watch some of the training videos. You will gain a much better understanding of the product and get yourself up and running much faster this way.
So I was able to figure out that all my problems were stemming from not having enough licenses. I purchased another license and got the agent installed and connected with no issues. I create an Approval Policy and joined my new computer to the membership and all with no issues. I started the 'Initial Update' and let the computer just sit over night. It did install quite a few updates but I notice this morning there's still a TON that it missed. Is this just a hitch in Kaseya or is there a way to force them to keep going no matter what?
Our goal is to take a freshly formatted computer and install the Kaseya agent and then just come back to it the next day with it FULLY updated.
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