Scheduled Task

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I'm going to be pushing software updates once a month, two weeks after patch Tuesday. Ideally, people would have that two week period to apply software updates themselves (from our internal SUS) but then after that 2 week period, I want to force the updates on anyone who hasn't done it yet.

Would the best way be to make a scheduled task? If so, I can't really figure out the best way to say "two weeks after the second Tuesday." Ideas welcome...


Jared F. Nichols
Desktop Engineer, Infrastructure and Operations
Information Services Department
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
244 Wood Street
Lexington, Massachusetts 02420


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I thought about something like that, but with the smart group only scoped off of the OS update, that wouldn't catch things like QT or security updates. I could instead base off of the "updates available" attribute, which would cover that.

However, the whole idea is that I can fire and forget about it. I'd like to avoid having to re-assign the execution date on my policy every month. It's one more task that I have to keep in mind, document and worry about someone else doing should I be out/sick/on vacation etc.