5 Windows Update
Update management is an ongoing responsibility for all IT teams. Windows Update delivers software updates for Windows systems, and many IT teams use Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to manage these updates across their systems. However, SCCM can be unreliable for performing automated updates, particularly when reboots are involved, making it more difficult to meet maintenance windows. Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform lets you perform basic synchronous updates using Windows Update, making automated updates more reliable.
Windows uses domains to manage enterprise identity. All systems in your enterprise environment should be joined to a domain. This can make testing new software, updates, and configurations difficult, as all test systems must be added to a domain. Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform allows you to automate basic domain and domain user management to simplify operations. It also eases testing of new setups using ephemeral machines. You can automatically create throwaway domains, add ephemeral systems, perform your tests, and tear everything down quickly.