On November 12, 2019, Microsoft released the first “Build Update” for Windows 10 Operating Systems and is expected to continue to release subsequent Build Updates bi-annually. These Build Updates increase the features, security and functionality of the Operating System. As Build Updates are released, older versions will be deemed end-of-life and no longer supported by Microsoft, thereby leaving PC’s running older versions with a security vulnerability. River Run’s R-Monitoring with Maintenance (R-MM) tool streamlines the process to review your inventory and update necessary computers. We have included a few scenarios below.
WITH R-MM: Total time – 1.5 hours
1. Determine which machines require an update by running a report through R-MM: 30 minutes
2. Run update on test machine to vet issue(s): 30 minutes
3. Execute R-MM script to automatically push out the Build Update to all required machines: 30 minutes
4. Locate any failed updates: minutes
WITHOUT R-MM: Total time – 5 hours minimum
- Determine which machines require an update by running a scan on the network: 1 hour
- Run update on test machine to vet issue(s): 2 hours
- Utilize existing patch management solution, if available and enabled. Additional configurations will be required for solutions such as Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). 2-4 hours
- If client is not using a patch management solution, machines need to be manually updated. Each workstation requires approximately 30 minutes to complete manually.
4. Locate any failed updates: process is manual and is variable
R-Monitoring with Maintenance is an ever-evolving tool that continues to provide benefits above and beyond the core services of 24/7 monitoring and alerting, ticketing system, asset tracking, reporting, remote support capabilities and patch management. Find out how River Run and R-Monitoring with Maintenance can save you time and money by calling 414-228-7474.
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