XEOX – install Windows Updates on demand

Technology is advancing at a fast rate nowadays and this is strongly reflected in the world of software. Over the past few decades, a lot of specialized programs and apps have been developed to aid in all types of activities. The have improved over time. Users have to make sure updates are installed when available in order to gain access to new features, potential fixes for bugs etc. Considering the vast amount of software that is currently being used commercially, it’s understandable how some users might feel overwhelmed by the task of keeping your software up to date.

Critical Updates, Security Updates, Service Packs, Patches, and many more terms pile up together with all the other tasks of cleaning and protecting your machines and start resembling a chore. Add to this the fact that some updates have a tendency to slow down hardware performance or even interrupt the users work and it becomes a nuisance.

Update your system whenever YOU want to

The Windows Updates in Windows 10 for instance, have become for many people a problem since it sometimes forces you to restart and install when you’re in the middle of working on a project. Depending on how a machine is used, it is clear that control over how these updates occur is necessary.  I’m not sure what’s the software standard in an airport, but imagine having to check-in someone for a flight but not being able to, because an update just started and you still have 3 restarts to go.

Not all programs have this kind of problem but it is perhaps understandable that out of all the updates, the ones that are for an operating system might be trickier to control since it’s the base for all your everyday use programs.

This is why XEOX offers this extra amount of control over how and when these updates might occur. When you have a high number of active machines in your company with many hard-working employees, for which you have to maintain them, it’s important to keep the interruptions and impairments at a minimum for efficiency purposes. Say your employees’ activities include working with clients and setting up profiles and accounts for them, if updates are available you first have to download them, then install.

In some cases, the downloading part happens in the background without you even being aware of it, potentially causing the local network traffic to slow down, especially since it’s easy to imagine how this might happen on multiple machines in a network at once. For some users, certain updates might not even be the promised improvement. Sometimes you might not want a certain update to occur at all because it’s been known to interfere with certain workflows. That’s another aspect you can manage with XEOX. For some users, the solution can be just as straightforward as disabling them, but that is not recommended for good reason. Some updates are more important than others and you wouldn’t want to endanger the security of your network that way.

But fortunately, as one of the industry best practice solutions available, XEOX, is a handy tool that can help you, forcing all updates to take place when it’s convenient. Easy to use and understand for experienced IT Administrators, with a few lines you can build a command line script to configure your machines updating process. With XEOX, taking care of the hard task of utilizing the complex and poorly documented Windows Update API is easy. XEOX can be used in combination with any other common tools for managing your networks like psexec or WSUS or SCCM. Of course, you can do all of those scripts remotely from a central location as well. This can seriously reduce or even eliminate the number of interruptions and service outages your users might have to suffer and give IT Administrators the possibility to easily put a leash on the update trouble.

In any case, in view of the rate at which technology is advancing, we have to get used to the fact that for new features to be born. To be optimized you have to get used to being sidetracked once in a while and take a moment to configure how these updates take place. With XEOX you’ll get to that perfect routine of maintenance, which ensures that smooth workflow with no unwanted interruptions.

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