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Creating the Secure Managed Desktop: Using Group Policy, SoftGrid, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, and Other Management Tools by Jeremy Moskowitz

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8.12. Best Practices in Patch Management

Managing patches and updates in your environment is more than just clicking Approved for Install when they appear every Patch Tuesday. There is a need for a holistic patch management strategy within your organization if you're to test each patch thoroughly and get them installed as quickly as possible while annoying your users as little as possible. In this section, we'll talk quickly about a few best practices for doing just that. Getting updates installed is one matter, but doing so in a way that makes the process easy and relatively trivial every month is yet another.

8.12.1. Considerations for Desktops

In most IT environments, desktops are vast in number, and keeping them all straight can be the ...

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