Archive for January 26th, 2012
A challenge with installing software updates during a task sequence is that it may occur where not all updates are applied on the first pass. The workaround is run software updates, run a VB Script or PowerShell script to force another scan, then run a software updates task again. Others have posted their scripts on this before, so it’s nothing new. However, I failed trying to quickly locate those scripts. So I’m just posting my own of what I use….
'========================================================================== ' AUTHOR: Nick Moseley , http://t3chn1ck.wordpress.com ' DATE : 7/30/2010 ' COMMENT: Initiates an SCCM client scan ' Script from http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc144313.aspx ' Updated 7/15/11 to include a sleep before exiting script '========================================================================== ' Set the required variables. actionNameToRun = "Updates Source Scan Cycle" ' Create a CPAppletMgr instance. Dim oCPAppletMgr Set oCPAppletMgr = CreateObject("CPApplet.CPAppletMgr") ' Get the available ClientActions object. Dim oClientActions Set oClientActions = oCPAppletMgr.GetClientActions() ' Loop through the available client actions. Run the matching client action when it is found. Dim oClientAction For Each oClientAction In oClientActions If oClientAction.Name = actionNameToRun Then oClientAction.PerformAction End If Next ' Wait for 3 minutes for scan completion before exiting script wscript.sleep(180000)