Installing SharePoint patches have been an issue since forever. Over the years, the strategy from Microsoft has changed a couple of times. CU became PU’s, language packs were removed. Worst thing was when Microsoft decided to roll out patches via WSUS / Windows Update…

Then SharePoint 2016 came and Zero Downtime Patching was introduced. Reason is that Microsoft now has to patch O365 as well, and there should not be any downtime.

My initial thought was this would be amazing, but I’m slightly disappointed. Yes, you can install patches without any downtime, but it is still a very cumbersome and manual process. This video explains this very well in details. I really appreciate all the documentation and blog posts from Microsoft, but I don’t understand why in 2017 we still have to execute so many manual steps to install SharePoint patches.

Then I found SPPatchtify which solves this! Continue reading