By Owen Allen on Nov 01, 2009
Ops Center 2.5 includes a bunch of Windows management features. Chief among them is the ability to patch Windows operating systems through Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager. Here's how you do it:
First, you configure Ops Center to work with your SCCM 2007 instance. You do this by selecting Windows Update in the Administration section, and plugging in the credentials. Once you've done that, Ops Center can work with SCCM.
You perform the actual update using reports. In the Reports section, set up and run a Host Compliance Report or an Incident Compliance Report on one or more Windows systems. These reports will tell you whether or not the systems are up to date. If they aren't, you can update them by clicking Make Targets Compliant, and configuring an update job.
We put together a screencast that walks through the Windows update process:
If you have any questions about this process, let me know.