Software Update Planning

All software is subject to possible bugs or design flaws that may introduce security vulnerabilities or other defects into your environment. Software vendors, including Microsoft, regularly release updates or patches to their software to address these problems. Software updates may also introduce new or enhanced functionality to software products. Testing software updates and deploying them to a large number of systems in a timely manner is an increasingly important challenge for all IT organizations. This section presents the major planning considerations for ConfigMgr software updates. Chapter 14 considers software updates in depth.

Patch management is a vital component of an enterprise security policy. The average ...

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