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Add advanced scheduling to support patch Tuesday

We typically apply patches the weekend after Patch Tuesday but it's not always the second weekend of the month so we can't schedule it with the options available.

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  • Stefan Hirsch commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a core feature that we need. We solved this with an automation job that runs and check which day it is.

  • David Darling commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be nice if we could Schedule security updates and patches on a monthly recurring schedule based on patch Tuesday (and then +/- days). The reason is this, if we want to set recurring monthly schedules where updates are deployed to Dev on patch Tuesday, System Test on the following Wednesday, Stage on the following Thursday, and finally Production on the following Friday -- we have no way of doing this.

    Sure, we can schedule "Every second Tuesday", but that doesn't necessarily mean that "Every second Wednesday" is going to be the day after that.

  • Jan-Dirk Schuitemaker commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is something we would like to see as well. Patch Tuesday is in our standards followed by Update Sunday. Unfortunately, this is not possible within Azure Update Management.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We are facing similar issues. It would be very helpfull if this can be implemented.

  • James Mealing commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is definitely wanted/needed as it currently requires manual intervention to adjust the deployments each month or at the very least custom automation to do this.

  • Jeff Miles commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Any update on this feature? It forces our organization to manually update our scheduled deployments every month rather than setting a recurring schedule.

  • Ian_S commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have struggled with Patch Tuesday for years. A scheduling tool that allows Patch tuesday (2nd Tuesday) + x would be incredibly useful.

  • Craig Forster (MSFT) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's common to see customers with schedules like "Wave 1 servers, 2nd Saturday of the month", "Wave 2 servers, 3rd Saturday of the month" etc. And others who are more concerned about security than SLAs want "1 hour after patch Tuesday", "2 hours after patch Tuesday". Definition updates release 2-4 times a day, so checking for Definitions needs to be able to be defined separately.

  • Koshy John (MSFT) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is something we hadn't seriously considered before. Thank you for sharing your feedback. We'll review it for inclusion.

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