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Jim Longo
Windows 10 1709 to 1803 Branch Update using Radia Patch Manager

 A Radia customer recently asked if Radia Patch Manager can be used to manage Windows 10 Branch Updates. 

 

 The short answer is yes, it is possible to use Radia Patch Manager to update Windows 10 to a newer branch but it may be more advantageous to use Radia Software or OS Manager to manage Windows 10 Branch Updates because there is more functionality built into Software/OS Management processes.

 

 Radia Patch Manager is more of a drop and run scenario where Radia Patch Manager delivers the Branch Update Media and a script to initiate the update. This can be done with 2 services to deliver the content and execute the update on separate occasions, or a single service to deliver and execute the update at the same time.  

 

 Below is an overview of using Radia Patch Manager to deliver the Branch Update media, a script to execute the Branch Update, and a custom descriptor file to acquire/manage the delivery of a Branch Update.

 

 While this is not considered to be the best way of updating Windows 10 Branch Updates, this example provides some insight into the flexibility of Radia Patch Manager to provide custom content delivery and execution.. 

 

 Windows 10 Branch Update  overview:

 

1.>   Download and execute the latest MediaCreationTool.

2.>   Extract Windows.iso, rename the Windows folder to Windows_1803_ESD

3.>   Use component select mode to publish WINDOWS_1803_ESD to the PATCHMGR Domain. (For this example, folder renamed to Windows_1803_ESD and location is C:/temp).

 

4.>   The Windows_1803_ESD service should now be present in the PATCHMGR.ZSERVICE Domain. The service will deliver the media to the agent if the media doesn’t exist. The media can be staged on the agent in the c:/temp/Windows_1803_ESD folder using a custom Patch service, or a compiled script to copy the media to the agent over the Network prior to the install event. The install event and media delivery can be run separately in different Patch services.

 

5.>   Create, compile and acquire the installation script using a custom Descriptor file to manage Windows 1803. (.vbs compiled to .exe). Modify the command line with the desired install options, Example: include /Noreboot to stop the automatic reboot after the Branch Update is installed.

 

install_1809.vbs/exe

 

MSBU-WIN1803.xml

 

6.>   The MSBU-WIN1803 Patch service should now be present in the CSDB. In this example, only Windows 10 1607/1703/1709 systems are applicable and will execute if ReleaseID is not set to 1803 in the registry.

 In the PATCHMGR Domain locate the MSBU_WIN1803 service, right click/show connections, locate and drag Windows_1803_ESD service onto the MSBU_WIN1803 service.

 

8.>   Assign MSBU_WIN1803 in Policy and run a patch connect from a Windows 10 1709 system.

 

9.>   The MSBU_WIN1803 will be at risk since the ReleaseID is not set to1803 and the sub service WINDOWS_1803_ESD will deliver the OS. Once WINDOWS_1803_ESD is delivered MSBU_WIN1803 will execute installing/upgrading Windows 10 to 1803.

 

 And finally the compliance reporting.

 

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Jim Longo
Patch Tuesday: December 2018

Hello Radia community,

 

As soon as we confirm the latest wsusscn2.cab file has been updated we will update this thread with more details.

 

Please review the full list of kb numbers below and adjust your acquisition accordingly.

 

Security Update website:

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/summary

 
*For custom bulletin requests please open a case with Accelerite support and provide the kb numbers, OS/ARCHETECTURE(32/64).

 

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Jim Longo
Radia 9.1/9.2 Patch Manager new Architecture added for arm64

 When acquiring Windows 10 content with X64 selected the acquisition acquires both x64 and arm64 content. To disable the acquisition or arm64 content, a new Architecture for arm64 has been added to the console via an updated patch.tkd module.

 Please open a support case to obtain the latest patch.tkd module for Radia 9.1/9.2.

 

Radia 9.1 Hotfix ID: QCCR1C56982

Radia 9.2 Hotfix ID: QCCR1C56983

 

 

Problem/Purpose  : Patch manager options to not acquire win10 arm patches.

  

Patch/Hotfix Version  : 9.1/9.2

 

Applicable platforms : Microsoft Windows

 

Steps to apply the hotfix on core:

 

1. Stop the RCA Patch Manager Server service

2. Take a backup of the existing <InstallDir>/PatchManager/modules/patch.tkd file.

3. Replace the existing <InstallDir>/PatchManager/modules/patch.tkd with the new patch.tkd

4. Start the RCA Patch Manager Server service

 

Screen shot showing the new Architecture for arm64.

 

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Jim Longo
Acquisition server data clean-up

Radia Patch Manager users who do not use the metadata model will acquire patch data into the Acquisition server. This data is not automatically deleted after the acquire process publishes content into the CSDB. Over time this data can build into several hundred GB's.

 Once this data is published to the CSDB the data can be deleted using the following steps.

  • On the acquisition server, Navigate to the data/PatchManager/patch/Microsoft folder.
  • Delete only the folders that contain the patch content. (Example: MS15, MS16, MS17, MS-KB).
  • Do not delete the bulletins (.xml) or the wsus/wua folders.

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Jim Longo
Patch Tuesday: November 2018
Microsoft has not yet released the November wsusscn2.cab file. As soon as we confirm the latest wsusscn2.cab file has been updated we will update this thread with more details.
 
Please review the full list of kb numbers below and adjust your acquisition accordingly.
 
Security Update website:
 
 
 
*For custom bulletin requests please open a case with Accelerite support and provide the kb numbers, OS/ARCHETECTURE(32/64).
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Jim Longo
How to create an acquisition job without updating the wsusscn2.cab file

 In some instances it is not necessary to update the wsusscn2.cab file on each acquisition. For instance, custom XML files are independent of the wsusscn2.cab file. Also, If you run multiple acquisitions on or after Patch Tuesday and the wsusscn2.cab file is current, the subsequent acquisitions can skip the download and extraction of the current wsusscn2.cab file until the next update.

 The following example is for custom XML files to acquire and manage third party content, however, the syntax to skip the wsusscn2.cab file can be applied to any acquire job.

 

1.> Create a new custom acquisition job named custom. This can be reused to acquire custom content by updating the Bulletins with the bulletin ID’s to be acquired.
2.> In the Command Line Overrides section add the following syntax to disable the wsusscn2.cab file update. This will speed up the acquire process by bypassing the wsussnc.2cab file download and extraction.

-SKIP_WSUSSCNCAB_DOWNLOAD Y -SKIP_WSUSSCNCAB_EXTRACTION Y

3.> Enter the bulletins to be acquired separated by a comma. In this example we are using 2 custom bulletins to manage Notepad++ and FileZilla via Radia Patch Manager.
4.> Set Force and Replace to Y to automatically update the CSDB with the latest bulletin data. Only use Force and Replace set to Y when re-acquiring specific content, otherwise set both to N.
5.> Set acquire Microsoft patches to Yes.
6.> Run the acquire and check the CSDB editor for the bulletins.

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Jim Longo
Radia 10 command line acquisitions linked to an acquire job for exclusions

  Radia 10 users, when running an acquisition via a command line there are a couple of new command line options including a new ARCH entry and Released date range to limit the acquired content.

 When using a command line to acquire content it is recommended to link to an acquire job to utilize the exclusion list and use command line options to tailor each acquire job to streamline the acquisition process and limit the amount of unwanted data that is acquired. 

1.> Command line acquire to acquire Win7 32bit only and update the wsusscn2.cab file. Linked to a Win7 acquire job for exclusions.

nvdkit-rca-patch.exe modules\patch.tkd acquire -config etc\patch.cfg,etc\Win7.acq  -SKIP_WSUSSCNCAB_DOWNLOAD N -SKIP_WSUSSCNCAB_EXTRACTION N -arch MICROSOFT::x86 -patches_released_since 09/12/2018 -patches_released_till 09/12/2020
 
2.> Command line acquire for Win10 64bit only, do not update the wsussc2,cab file. Linked to a Win10 acquire job. Since a new Architecture was added in the latest Radia 10 patch.tkd file both x64 and amd64 should be used to acquire all 64bit content. Also, if this acquire job is run after an acquire job that updated the wsusscn2.cab file for the month, there is no need to update the wsusscn2.cab file again so it can be bypassed using the -SKIP switches set to Y. This will cut down on the amount of time the second acquire job runs. 

nvdkit-rca-patch.exe modules\patch.tkd acquire -config etc\patch.cfg,etc\Win10.acq -SKIP_WSUSSCNCAB_DOWNLOAD Y -SKIP_WSUSSCNCAB_EXTRACTION Y -arch MICROSOFT::x64,MICROSOFT::amd64 -patches_released_since 09/12/2018 -patches_released_till 09/12/2020
 
 
1.> -config links the command line to the acquire job.

         -config etc\patch.cfg,etc\Win7.acq 
         -config etc\patch.cfg,etc\Win10.acq
 
     2.> -SKIP to update the wsusscn2.cab file. Y/N

         -SKIP_WSUSSCNCAB_DOWNLOAD Y -SKIP_WSUSSCNCAB_EXTRACTION Y
  
 3.> -arch to set the architecture. For 64bit acquisitions use both x64 and amd64 to acquire all x64 content.

        -arch MICROSOFT::x64,MICROSOFT::amd64
        -arch MICROSOFT::x86
 
  4.> Date range to limit the acquisition results. Using a future date for the till switch so it doesn’t need to be updated each month until 9/12/2020.

        -patches_released_since 09/12/2018 -patches_released_till 09/12/2020
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Jim Longo
Radia 10 Patch Manager new Architecture added for arm64

  Radia 10 users,

 When acquiring Windows 10 content with X64 selected the acquisition acquires both x64 and arm64 content. To disable the acquisition or arm64 content, a new Architecture for arm64 has been added to the console via an updated patch.tkd module. Please open a support case to obtain the latest patch.tkd module for Radia 10. 

 

 Hotfix ID: QCCR1C56330: 

 

Problem/Purpose  : Patch manager options to not acquire win10 arm patches.

 

Patch/Hotfix Version  : 10.0

Patch/Hotfix Level  : CP1

Applicable platforms  : Microsoft Windows

Attached hotfix files : patch.tkd

Steps to apply the hotfix on core:

 1. Stop the RCA Patch Manager Server service

 2. Take a backup of the existing <InstallDir>/PatchManager/modules/patch.tkd file.

 3. Replace the existing <InstallDir>/PatchManager/modules/patch.tkd with the new patch.tkd

 4. Start the RCA Patch Manager Server service

 

Screen shot showing the new Architecture for arm64.

 

 

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Casey Brennan
Configuring usage in enterprise environment

I've deployed the usage agent to a few clients and collected usage data.  In an enterprise globally distributed network, how does one set the collection destination?  Also, is the usage data sent in compressed format?  And what is the difference between the UMINVENT and UMCOLLCT classes?  It seems that collecting the data on an agent software connect will be adequate -- so there should be no need to schedule a collection outside of that.  There is a best practices guide on the web site but it's a bit dated -- is there any other documentation which defines all the usage classes and attributes and best practices for Radia 10?

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Jim Longo
October wsusscn2.cab file is not yet available

October wsusscn2.cab file is not yet available; we are monitoring the situation and will send an update once the wsusscn2lcan has been updated by Microsoft.

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John Edmondson
June 2018 - Wsusscn2.cab file not yet available

Just noting that an updated June 2018 cab file is not available yet as far as I can tell.   If anyone is having a different experience please confirm.

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Libor Janda
Upgrade Windows 10 to 1803

Hello all,

are somewhere described instructions how to upgrade older Windows 10 machines to 1803 using Patch manager (preferred) or Software manager without use of OS manager?

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Yury Carrero
Shortcut is not removing after removing service

Using Radia 10 I unentitled a service that creates a shortcut in the computer's desktop however the shortcut is never removed from the computer. is there something that needs to be done in order for the icon to be removed from the deskop

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Farhan Mohammed
Acquisition server

Hi is there a way to figure out what the version of Patch acquisition server is?

 

Thanks

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Farhan Mohammed
What is SAP

Hi I was wondering what SAP is in HPCA/Radia, how is it useful?, what is SAP connect? What does it do on the client? What information does it hold? What does a SAP connect do?

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Ishant Walia
Auto download of latest patches

Hi Experts,

Could you please help me knowing the process to Auto download the latest patches.

Also please suggest how to remove old patches completely.

 

Any help will be highly appreciated.

Thanks,

 

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Ishant Walia
change logo of radia agent shortcut

Hi experts,

Please tell, How can we change the logo of agent desktop shortcut ?

Any help will be highly appreciated.

 

thanks,

 

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Ishant Walia
publish an exe package

Hi Experts,

I have published an exe package to deploy, but facing issue while executing.

Could you please help in this.

Below is the bat file i'm using:

C:\Package\DLP_HYB\TRITONAP-ENDPOINT-x64 /s /v"WSCONTEXT=45f97d9df5f81c712635a69a07193f18-1 /qn"

Service installation method:

NATIVE CMD /C C:\Package\DLP_HYB\dlp_hyb.bat

 

Is it right or modification needs to be done ?

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Ishant Walia
patch deployment and patch connect best practise

Hi Experts,

Kindly help me in below concern.

How to get the information of patches pending /deployed (patch inventory)on fresh agent devices.

I get to know that need to run Patch Connect without any bulletin and it will get the information of patch inventory. Is it the process? because its not happening in my case.

Can i automate the download the latest patch ?

How to remove to old patches from Radia ?

Please help me understand this.

 

Thanks, 

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Ishant Walia
Restart/shutdown agent with a popup message

HI Experts,

Need to restart the agent machine with a popup message before 5 min.

Please help achieve this.

Thanks,

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Ishant Walia
Java Patching

Hi Experts,

need to download java patches.

Please help in getting latest KB for that.

Thanks,

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Ishant Walia
third party patching Firefox, Winrar pkg creation

HI Experts,

I need to do patching of third party product like firefox and winrar.

I believe this can only be done by publishing the pkg and then scheduling the job. correct me if wrong ?

Could you please suggest on command i need to add for installation ?

Thanks,

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Ishant Walia
time to download a patch

Hi Experts,

I 'm downloading patch of size 70 MB. its downlaoded in 15 sec. But now its taking time in other steps.

Please help understand this.

Thanks,

 

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Ishant Walia
auto download patch &third party patch

Hi Experts,

Please help in below.

Can we auto schedule the download of patches form internet to Radia core server ?

Also please suggest can we download third party patch in Radia apart from the default one.

Thanks,

 

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Ishant Walia
Ptach and security connect not working

Hi Experts,

I ran patch and security connect on agent machines but nothing is showing in reports. either it fails or not.

Also the agent count displaying is  Zero only.

Please help in this.

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Ishant Walia
Error deplyoing anything

Hi experts,

I'm getting the below error , while trying to deploying anything on agent machines.

RADPINIT pinit_rc:[209] - [Error transferring physical application files from server.]

Please suggest on this.

 

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Ishant Walia
Radia SSL certificate format

Hello Experts,

could you please tell what is the extension format of certificate and key we need in SSL part of Radia?

Please suggest .

 

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Ishant Walia
Change configuration of Radia agent

Hi Experts,

I need to change the configuration of Radia agent .

Parameters like time it connects with server, other parameters also.

Please suggest where can i change this ?

 

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Ishant Walia
Blocking applications on agents

Hi Experts,

Please tell , how can we block some applications to install on agent devices.

Thanks,

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Ishant Walia
Radia agent deploy mobile device

Hi Experts,

Can we deploy Radia agent on Mobile devices through Radia console.
Please suggest ?

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