Automated Patch Reference Guide
The installation and configuration of SharePoint 2013 Cumulative Updates, Service Packs and Security Updates are a time intensive and tedious process. In an effort to reduce the installation time, a series of PowerShell scripts was developed to reduce the effort required in patch installation and PSCONFIG execution. Each script described in this guide is independent from one another, allowing a SharePoint administrator to execute any number of scripts to aid with patch installation.
PowerShell Remoting Configuration
The majority of the scripts referenced in this document require PowerShell Remoting to be configured on each of the SharePoint servers in the farm. PowerShell Remoting allows a PowerShell script to execute commands on each of the SharePoint servers, without an administrator having to logon to the SharePoint server and manually execute a script. The following section outlines the steps necessary to configure PowerShell Remoting on the servers in