According to an article written by Gregg Keizer on Le Monde Informatique published in August 2021, the politics of Windows upgrades are difficult for companies to manage.
Many companies are trying to speed up the process of implementing them. IT administrators have control over the final duration of updates. Indeed, Windows adapts to meet the deadlines. However, the precise timing of the update is known only to Windows.
Each update has an installation date limit. This can vary from 3 to 7 days. Users will receive a notification with several possibilities depending on the deadline. Microsoft reminds “We recommend that you do not set notification policies, as they are automatically configured with the appropriate defaults”.
Windows does however set grace periods. This consists of “finding an automatic restart time with a minimum interruption before the restart is applied”. After a long absence from work or after the deadlines have expired. Windows will have to restart the computer even during working hours.
How our solution can help you ? With our ceBox solution, you can manage your updates centrally and on 100% of the computers with a master hand ! From a central console, you can manage not only the updates, but also the OS including the applications, the shutdown of the computers, as well as the startup of the computers. You therefore have visibility over your entire IT assets, even if they are located on the other side of the world. This means that you can provide support and save time for your users.
Versioning functionality is also available. What does it involve? Each time an image (also called Master) is updated, a differential is created which generates a new version. On reboot, all the workstations you have defined will start on a new version.