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Mastering Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 R2 by Byron Hynes, Wendy Henry, Aidan Finn, Darril Gibson, Mark Minasi

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Chapter 27. Patch Management

Patch management refers to the process by which software updates are installed on computers managed by your organization. In recent years, software updates have become a necessary evil in today's connected world. The rate of time at which you deploy updates can mean the difference between pulling a weekend-long install-fest rebuilding compromised computers or enjoying the weekend with a margarita by the pool.

Software updates seem like a never-ending cycle, and unless you enjoy walking around to every computer to install updates, you need tools to help you do the job. Beyond the tools, you also need a sound patch management process. You need to know whether each update is applicable to computers on your network, whether ...

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