The term Patch Tuesday was coined in reference to Microsoft’s monthly releases on its security, operating systems patches, and software releases that fall on the second Tuesday of each month. However, critical security updates may occur outside of the normal Patch Tuesday cycle. Those are called “Out-of-band” releases.
In the latest Patch Tuesday, which occurred on June 14, Microsoft released updates to Windows 10. Listed under KB5014699, the Windows operating system (OS) builds are now bumped up to 19042.1766, 19043.1766, and 19044.1766. The new updates mainly address security issues for the Windows OS which IT admins will want to roll out in a timely manner.
How JumpCloud Patch Management Helps
Because Patch Tuesday takes place every month, it means that admins have to constantly look out, test, and evaluate when they need to roll out the new patches from Microsoft. Especially for critical (security) patches, it is imperative that they are tested and distributed to end-users in a timely manner. Therefore, if manual patching processes can be eliminated, it will save admins significant time, resources, and effort.
JumpCloud Patch Management for Windows OS allows admins to include new controls and automatically install and enforce Windows updates. With the ability to specify deadlines, installation grace period, and more, it enables IT admins to customize Windows updates according to their needs, while ensuring end-users receive timely notifications to perform their updates. JumpCloud Patch Management also creates a better end-user experience by prompting users via native system notifications while still ensuring that updates are installed.
- Quality update installation grace period – Specifies the number of days, (from 0 to 30) that a user has before feature updates are installed on their devices automatically.
- Quality update commit and restart grace period – Specifies a minimum number of days (from 0 to 7) after the installation grace period that a device restart will occur automatically to trigger the quality update installation.
- Feature update installation grace period – Specifies the number of days a user has (from 0 to 30) before feature updates are installed on their devices automatically.
- Feature update commit and restart grace period – Specifies a minimum number of days (from 0 to 7) after the installation grace period that a restart will occur automatically to trigger the feature update installation.
Take advantage of JumpCloud’s patch management functionality to streamline your Patch Tuesday process. Use it to improve your organization’s security posture, leverage the latest features and technologies available, and manage your admin’s time more efficiently.
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