Patch Management in Six Steps

It is recommended you use a six-step process for patch management. This process ensures that you apply the patches in an organized manner that prevents other applications on the network from failing. This is the recommended six-step process for patch management:

  1. Notification You must be aware of new security updates or service packs to ensure that the updates or service packs are installed in a timely manner.

  2. Assessment You must identify which computers on the network require the security update or service pack.

  3. Obtainment You must acquire the security update or service pack installation files from Microsoft.

  4. Testing You must test the security update or service pack before you apply it to all affected computers on ...

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