Patch with Windows tools instead of batch files

I want to patch my workstations (NT 4.0 and Windows 2000) with new patches. I am slightly newer to the batch file creation and running. Do you have any ideas how to write the batch file for this purpose? Kindly let me know if you have a ready-made reference file for this.
I would recommend investigating Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and Windows Scripting Host (WSH). Both of these tools/interfaces provide much more functionality than typical batch files. Each can be used (to varying levels on different platforms) to facilitate administrative tasks, including patch application and checking.
This was first published in March 2005

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