August 2007 - Posts

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Allowing selected users to postpone patching by spruitt

Someone asked an interesting question in the mssms mailing list recently. I answered it there, and thought it was worth recording in a blog as well. He...
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Identifying and selecting Office patches by spruitt

If you are preparing your first Office patches, you may have a hard time finding them in the Distribute Software Updates Wizard. Office patches are set...
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Unexpected reboots when patching by spruitt

Have you ever had users complain that their computer rebooted unexpectedly about the time you deployed patches? Maybe it gave them a brief warning, but...
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Baseline Patching by spruitt

Do you concentrate just on applying the latest updates? Do you figure that once last month's patches are done you can forget about them? If so, you...
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Patch Deployment Strategy and Scheduling by spruitt

How do you schedule when updates will be applied to your machines? What deployment strategy and design do you use? Patching always carries the risk of...
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