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Microsoft System Center 2012 Orchestrator Cookbook by Andreas Baumgarten, Samuel Erskine, Steven Beaumont

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Remediating host compliance

SCVMM has a feature that allows for you to manage patching of the Hyper-V hosts. This feature, which is based on the integration with Windows Server Updates Services (WSUS), and is managed using the SCVMM console.

SCVMM also has the ability to set servicing windows (used for maintenance activities) for the Hyper-V hosts using the same console.

However, these two related operational features from SCVMM do not automatically work together. The SCVVM administrator must manually initiate both tasks in the right order during a patch maintenance cycle.

This recipe will show you how to automate patching of Hyper-V hosts in your environment using the serving windows you have defined in SCVMM.

The following diagram will show the ...

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