Chapter 3. Plan and implement software updates

The timely and regular deployment of software updates is a task that almost all IT professionals have to manage. Microsoft provides the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) role as a freely available add-on to enable organizations to manage the deployment of updates to computers in their environment. Although WSUS is functional, it has its limitations. That’s when products such as System Center Updates Publisher and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager are useful. In this chapter, you learn about deploying third-party updates by using System Center Updates Publisher, deploying updates by using Configuration Manager, and deploying and managing updates by using Microsoft Intune.

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