We recommend the following policies for patching in Automox, depending on your environment.

For Windows OS

Main Policy: Patch All Except 

  • Filter for:
    - KB2267602
    - KB915597
    - Microsoft Silverlight (KB4481252)
    - Feature update to Windows 10
    - Preview
  • Schedule: Weekly to Monthly 
  • Notifications are recommended. 

Servicing Stack Update Policy: Patch Only

  • Filter for:
    - Servicing Stack Update
    - Schedule: Schedule before Main Policy, or Daily
    - Notifications are optional. These patches do not require a reboot.

Feature Update Policy: Patch Only

  • Filter for: Feature update to Windows 10
  • Schedule: None. Only run when you're ready for the next Feature Update rollout.
  • Notifications are highly recommended.
  • Enable Reboot. (This is required as Automox handles the continue upgrade at restart process)

Optional:

Definition Update Policy: Patch Only 

  • Filter for:
    - KB2267602
    - KB915597 
  • Schedule: Daily 
  • Notifications are optional. These patches do not require a reboot. 

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