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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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Chapter 8. Client Security with WSUS 3.0 and MBSA

Over the years patch management for Microsoft products has grown from an occasional activity, principally completed during the irregular release of Service Packs, to a regular and seemingly constant task. Every Patch Tuesday, which is commonly the second Tuesday of every month, Microsoft releases its set of patches for that month. The sheer number of patches in each monthly release makes necessary the administrative function of not only installing them onto systems but managing which patches end up where. With hundreds of patches being released on a regular basis for virtually every application and OS written by Microsoft, as well as occasional third-party drivers, a system of managing those ...

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