Chapter 31

Patch Management

Patch management has been the process of minimizing your organization’s threat and vulnerability surface by managing and deploying software updates, but over time it has moved to support feature updates and overall product updates. Updates can be deployed and managed by a number of different products and tools; an example of this is System Center Configuration Manager. In this chapter we will focus on the toolset built into the Windows Server 2012 R2 framework and its capabilities out of the box. Software updates have become an everyday task in today’s online and collaborative world. The frequency at which you deploy and validate updates can mean the difference between having compromised or damaged computers or enjoying ...

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