This is one of the light weight and earlier commandline versions of the Portable GUI based Windows Patching Assistant tool. I personally like using this one when the situation is simple. It does not come with credential support, although, it could easily be modified to add that. But I would rather use the GUI version for that.
How to Use
Being simple in nature, this is pretty easy to run.
- Populate target machine FQDNs in the textfile called FQDNList.txt. Put all files in the same location as the code is based on relative path.
- Open a PowerShell Console with Elevated Privileges. Make sure to set the Execution Policy to allow execution of scripts. [Refer]
- Change Directory to the location where the script is saved. Assuming it to be
C:\Scripts\WindowsPatchMonitor, run the command
- Now, simply call the PatchResultTable.ps1 file like
- This will start active monitoring. The screen will flicker with every update made as it is constantly updating and clearing screen in an infinite loop to give a look and feel of seamless screen update.