Patch My PC Feature and Application Request

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Add a setting to delay application import for a configurable number of days after the patch is published

As I understand it, base installation applications are imported/updated during the sync schedule. It would be great if you could set an offset from when the patch was released/published for when the base application gets updated. We do required application deployments and this would allow us to use the base install update feature without automatically updating everyone immediately. How I'd like the workflow to go:

1. Patch gets synced

2. ADR runs and deploys patch over X number of days

3. After the patch has run its course and most devices are updated, update the base install

If we could say apps get synced X days after the corresponding patch is published, we could have this workflow automated easily.

  • Scott Erickson
  • Jul 19 2019
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    Justin Chalfant commented
    19 Jul 15:55

    Interesting, I see that value here. I'm assuming this would only be required for application updates right?

  • Scott Erickson commented
    19 Jul 19:33

    Yeah it would only be needed for when the base installs update to the next version, not the initial import.

  • Dan Dirksen commented
    02 Aug 15:57

    +3 to this...

    Currently we are doing scripted workarounds for this (and other things like uninstalls/cust icons/cust description etc)

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    Justin Chalfant commented
    09 Sep 11:07

    I assume this would also only be needed when you choose the drop-down to update an application in-place?

  • Dan Dirksen commented
    09 Sep 12:23

    Yeah, seems like the most likely scenario.  New app objects need to have deployments created anyways.

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    Justin Chalfant commented
    13 Sep 08:39

    Shipped in today's preview build

  • Scott Erickson commented
    13 Sep 13:20

    Swwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! Any chance the 7 days could be configurable to account for longer patch cycles?