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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Chapter 25. Patch Management

Patches—everyone hates them, but they are an inescapable part of the everyday computing world. I hated them and complained about them when I was a UNIX system administrator some 20 years ago. And I still hate them now, even though the overall process of obtaining, testing, and applying them has improved substantially. I doubt that anything we can say will make you like patches any better than we do, but in this chapter we’ll try to cover the basics to make the process of patch management as straightforward and manageable as possible.

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