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This article provides information about the use of maintenance windows. IT Pros leveraging managed MECM applications or MECM software updates from Endpoint Services should create a maintenance window for their unit's endpoints.


Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (MECM)

Affected Customers

University of Illinois IT Pros leveraging MECM, hosted by Technology Services' Endpoint Services team

General Information

MECM maintenance windows allow local IT Pros to define a time to make changes to endpoints without interfering with the end-user's activities. There are no campus-wide maintenance windows but units are strongly recommended to create their own maintenance windows.  Microsoft's documentation is available at

Configuring maintenance windows

  • In the Configuration Manager console, navigate to Assets and Compliance > Device Collections

  • Select a collection under your unit

  • On the Home tab, in the Properties group, select Properties

  • In the Maintenance Windows tab of the Properties dialog box, select the New icon

Maintenance Window 1

  • Complete the <new> Schedule dialog.

Maintenance Window 2

  • Make a selection from the 'Apply this schedule to' drop-down list
    • Select one of the following: All Deployments, Software Updates, or Task Sequences

  • Select OK for the Schedule dialog and Properties dialog box

Contact the EPS team

Keywords"maintenance window" EPS SCCM windows endpoint TechS-EPS-SCCM MECM MECM   Doc ID79817
OwnerEPS Distribution ListGroupUniversity of Illinois Technology Services
Created2018-02-01 11:11:50Updated2023-08-02 12:45:23
SitesUniversity of Illinois Technology Services
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