Chapter 10. Keeping ConfigMgr clients patched

In 1789, Benjamin Franklin wrote (among many other things) that “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” It’s been well over 200 years since that statement, so I think it could do with a little update. Let’s change that list to read “death, taxes, and patching.” True, it’s not as statesman-like as the original, but it stands up to scrutiny, I feel.

Who likes patching so much that they’re more than happy to sort it out manually? Every month. Any takers? No, I didn’t think so.

As administrators, patching—that’s downloading, deploying, and managing software updates, for the uninitiated—is just one of those things we do. All the time. And just when you’re up-to-date ...

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