The person responsible for deciding which updates to apply should review the monthly bulletin summary and apply their normal risk analysis. This provides a list of security updates to be applied with the degree of urgency appropriate to each.
Install updates on a virtual machine or test computer
Review new updates in the following Update Repository Search Folders
All Office Updates This Month
All Windows 7 Updates This Month
All Windows XP Updates This Month
All Other Product Updates
Select required updates, right-click and choose “Update List”
Choose “Select an update list” and click “Browse…”
Click the appropriate update list and click OK
Windows 7 List
Windows XP List
Other Products List
Make sure that “Download the files…” is NOT checked
Accept the default security options by clicking “Next”
Review the settings and click “Next” and then “Finish”
Review update list and remove any updates that are expired or superseded
Accept license agreement if necessary
Right click on the update
Choose “Review/Accept License Terms”
Read the license agreement and click “Accept” and OK
Download the associated files
Select all updates that have not yet been downloaded
Right-click and choose “Download Software Updates”
Choose “Select deployment package” and click “Browse…”
Select the most recent software updates package and click “OK” and “Next”
Choose “Download software updates from the Internet” and click “Next”
Ensure that English is the only language selected and click “Next”
Review the settings and click “Next” and then “Close”
Important! Refresh the update list and confirm that all updates have been downloaded and license terms accepted.
With the modified update list selected, drag the update list from the “Update Lists” node and drop it onto the corresponding Pilot Deployment node (under “Deployment Management”).
A wizard will be started automatically to append the new updates (in the Update List) to the existing deployment.
Important! As soon as the wizard completes, the new updates will be available for immediate installation by the clients in the associated collection.
Review the status of the deployment using the SCCM report “Software Updates –B. Deployment Management” > “Management 2 – Updates in a Deployment”.
Repeat the steps above for the Pilot Deployment, selecting and dragging the same update list onto the corresponding Primary Deployment node.
Review the status of the deployment at regular intervals.