Automatic Windows Updates with Heartbeat
With all of the issue with Windows updates lately, it's more important to have test groups. I've been tasked with moving our company away from WSUS and we have chosen to use PDQ Deploy\Inventory for this.
I setup a test schedule for the IT Department only with automatic downloads that runs every third Tuesday giving a week for any issues with the Microsoft monthly rollup to be found. I put a heartbeat on the schedule to catch any machines offline when the deployment is pushed. My issue was that during this test Microsoft released an out-of-band patch witch caused the schedule to reset and push the patch as soon as it was downloaded. This defeated the testing process we are putting in place.
Is their any way around this besides turning off the auto approval? Will I be forced to manually download the monthly update and set a new schedule? I'm hoping I'm just missing a checkbox somewhere.