This guide is the result of a collaborative effort to help organizations make the most of using System Center Configuration Manager to effectively manage Microsoft’s new update servicing model by using a “ringed” deployment approach.
As the document explains, the ringed approach allows enterprises to minimize the potential impact that can sometimes happen during update deployments, and this is especially important since organizations will no longer be able to uninstall the individual “fixes” that can sometimes cause problems, which are now contained within the single updates and rollups that are released each month.
Using the ringed approach, updates/rollups are first deployed to a small collection of “expert” users or administrators within the IT organization. Upon successful completion and adequate testing, the scope of deployment is then expanded to one or more pilot groups, expanded again to a broader deployment group and so on.
Note: The guide has been generically formatted, so that any organization can plug-in the configuration specifics that they require.