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Feature Request - Staggered schedule selection

Excuse the post if this is something that can be done, but so far it does not appear so after looking through documentation. It would be nice to choose X number of targets on a schedule.

 

The use-case we have is a backlog of non-critical updates, where we would like to patch 5 per day of a list of 100. Currently, we create target lists for each of the 5 and have a schedule that staggers the groups Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri.

 

Thank you,

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  • Hi Ntrkulja,
    just an idea here:
    - create a custom variable in Inventory - varCurrentGroupID
    - create a custom "old sw version" dynamic collection with application name, minimal expected version and its custom column/variable GroupIP compared to varCurrentGroupID

    - schedule a deployment of the software to the custom dynamic collection
    - schedule a local batch which will update the varCurrentGroupID=varCurrentGroupID+1

    The next day the software is deployed, it is deployed to the next group.
    At the end you have to reset the varCurrentGroupID to 1 again.

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  • To update the variable use the command:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Admin Arsenal\PDQ Deploy>PDQDeploy.exe UpdateCustomVariable
    UpdateCustomVariable [-Name] string [-Value] string

    You might find some inspiration here
    https://www.pdq.com/blog/how-to-automate-your-custom-packages/

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