Automatically Updating Third-Party Applications

If you want to force an immediate update rather than scheduling a recurring task, click the Update Applications Now toolbar button.


This automated task will check for updates to any third-party applications that you have deployed. If a new version of an application is available from the vendor, the application will be updated according to the Application automatic update options in the Import Applications dialog. There are two possible options that you can specify on that dialog:

Automatically update the application content: The application will be automatically updated by a background task. The new version of the application will be available to users when the task is complete.

Create a new application: A new application will be created when new content becomes available. You will need to manually deploy the new application. If you want to delete older versions of an application, do the following:

In Configuration Manager, use the Application Management > Application workspace

In Intune, go to and use the Apps section

How to Use This Feature

1.Within the Configuration Manager Software Library workspace, expand the Software Updates > Ivanti Patch folder and then click on Automation Scheduler.

A calendar is displayed that contains the scheduled tasks for all consoles that are using the same database. You can edit a scheduled task by double-clicking it or by selecting it and then clicking Edit. You can also delete a task by selecting it and then clicking Delete.

Tip: You can also manage the scheduled tasks using the Microsoft Task Scheduler.

2.On the Home tab, click Update Applications.

The Update Applications dialog is displayed.

Specify what action(s) should occur and when the task should run.

Task name: Specify a name that uniquely identifies the purpose of this task. This name will also be displayed in the Automation Scheduler calendar.

Application Information: This read-only area displays your Application Management settings.

Schedule: Specify the day and time when the task should run.

Logged on user: If enabled, specifies that you will use the credentials of the currently logged on user to add the task to Microsoft Scheduler. The User box is automatically populated so you only need to type the account password.

Different user: If enabled, specifies that you want to use a different user account when adding the task to Microsoft Scheduler. For example, you might specify a service account whose password does not expire.

The account must:

Have Log on as a batch job rights

Be a member of the WSUS Administrators group on the WSUS server

Be a member of the local administrators group on the WSUS Server if the WSUS Server is remote

When specifying a different user, you must indicate if credentials are required to authenticate to a proxy server.

Proxy authentication is required – use these credentials: If enabled, indicates that proxy server credentials are required when using the user account. If you then choose Same as above, the user account credentials will be used as the proxy credentials. If you choose Credentials below, you can provide a separate set of proxy credentials.

User name: Type the user name for an account on the proxy server. It may be necessary to specify a domain as part of your user name (for example: mydomain\

Password: Type the password for the proxy server account.

3.Click Add task.

You can view the scheduled task within the Automation Scheduler calendar or using the Microsoft Task Scheduler.