Dell Command | Update Version 2.0 User's Guide

Scheduling To Check For Updates

You can configure Dell Command | Update to automatically check for updates on the system.

Perform the following steps to configure the schedule for checking for updates:

  1. On the heading banner, click Settings.
  2. On the Settings screen, click Schedule.
  3. Under Automatically Check for Updates > Check for Updates , select one of the following:
    • Manual Updates Only — Select this option if you want to manually check for updates. In this case, Dell Command | Update does not run scheduled updates and all the other fields on this page are hidden.
    • Monthly — Select this option if you want Dell Command | Update to check for updates every month.
    • Weekly — Select this option if you want Dell Command | Update to check for updates every week.
    1. Under Select The Time, select the time at which you want Dell Command | Update to check for updates.
      • NOTE: The options to select the time and day is available only for the Monthly and Weekly options.
      • NOTE: Dell Command | Update checks for updates at random intervals within thirty minutes of the time set in this field.
      • NOTE: You must close Dell Command | Update for the scheduler to check for updates after the set time.
    2. Under Select The Day, select the day on which you want Dell Command | Update to check for updates.
    For example, if you want Dell Command | Update to check for updates after 10:00 AM on the first day of every month, select Monthly under Check For Updates, select 10:00 AM under Select The Time , and select 1 under Select The Day.
  4. Under When Updates Are Found, select one of the following tasks that Dell Command | Update must perform when it finds updates:
    • Notify Only (When updates are available)
    • Download Updates (Notify when ready to install)
    • Download And Install Updates (Notify after complete)
  5. If you select Download And Install Updates (Notify after complete) , select the time interval after which you want the system to restart automatically.
  6. Click Ok to save changes or click Cancel to revert to the last saved settings and return to the Welcome screen. After you schedule the check for updates activity and if updates are available, the list of updates is displayed in the Ready for Install screen.
    • NOTE: You must exit Dell Command | Update for the scheduled task to run.

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