We have Meraki MDM and i am wanting to know if we can use this tool to automate the deployment of Windows OS updates. We currently use a patch management tool and want to replace that tool with this one
Once you learn Microsoft SCCM you will never go back to using any third party to manage windows updates. It was one of those rare products that I would say gives you back a 5:1 (in its first year of adoption) in time spent learning vs time saved. Microsoft gave up with Mobiles due to having a low market share and left it to Apple/Android of which Meraki support both.
I am also looking for a way to accomplish this and REALLY am hoping it will be incorporated in a subsequent build. Curious, given that the command prompt feature is available and that wuauclt /detectnow could be launched using this feature, if there might be a way to deploy a batch script/process using Meraki to one or all Windows devices within a network.
I would highly recommend learning PowerShell. PowerShell is "god mode" for windows and once you learn it, you will find you might not need tool a,b,c,d,e or f. Every environment I was walked in to historically I have stripped out third party tools that cost money and used this native tool.