Maintenance window recurrence pattern offset from a base day
Allow the recurrence pattern for maintenance windows to be scheduled with an offset from a base day.
Meaning, if we want a maintenance window on the Wednesday following the Second Tuesday of every month, we could configure a maintenance window for the Second Tuesday with a +1 offset.
(This would be similar to the offset option added to ADRs in 1802.)
Paul Vasquez commented
Here is what other patch management systems (shavlik) are using to allow MS tuesdays scheduling, this could be used as example to add this feature to SCCM so it will be costant to the numbers of days after patch tuesdays:
"Patch Tuesday + X (days) Scheduling
When scheduling console scans, you now have the ability to delay a recurring scan by a number of days to coincide with a regular event. For example, you might schedule a monthly patch scan to occur the day after Patch Tuesday by using the new Add delay (days) option."
Hopefully this is useful to explain our need and possibilities
Steve Thompson commented
April 2016 is another month that this feature could help. Another technique would allow a maintenance window + n days from Patch Tuesday. This month (April) Maintenance Windows fails with a 2nd Saturday for a dev server collection, as the 2nd SAT is actually before Patch Tuesday. Jan 2016 is another month with the same issue.
Paul Dupuis commented
Sean McHugh commented
Maintenance window relative to patch Tuesday
It would be very helpful to be able to set maintenance windows to be relative to Patch Tuesday. For example, apply patches on the 1st Saturday after patch Tuesday, or the second Sunday after patch Tuesday. Since patch Tuesday changes each month, the current "second Saturday of the month" type options are not useful when Patch Tuesday could fall before or after that depending on the calendar.