I'm looking for documents about patching schedule best practices. I saw a KKE were it is recommended to make a daily detection and a weekly detect & deploy. But i can't find papers that explain this.

So if you have some, I'm interested in you share.

Thank you.

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gwir,

We've covered this topic in our KKE program.


Ron Colson
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Answered 03/18/2016 by: ronco
Second Degree Brown Belt

  • Thank you, I found most of what I'm looking for. But is it possible to download the slides of this recording ?
    • gwir,

      Unfortunately, that is not possible. However, you're welcome to come to any of our Open Forum KKEs to discuss any topic you want. We hold them most Thursdays. You can register to attend live KKEs here:

      https://support.software.dell.com/k1000-systems-management-appliance/training/154/kace-kontinuing-education

      The link is at the bottom of the page.

      Ron Colson
      KACE Koach
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I would start with the Administrator Guide

https://support.software.dell.com/k1000-systems-management-appliance/release-notes-guides
Answered 03/18/2016 by: rockhead44
Tenth Degree Black Belt

  • Thank you for the link.
    There's lot of good informations, but nothing about scheduler timing good choices. Should we detect and deploy needed patchs daily ? Making multiple detect schedule, one for critical, one for recommended...

    That's what I'm lokking for.
    • I patch Windows Updates (critical and recommended) once per week and perform a Detect and Deploy at that time. I patch Flash/Reader/Shockwave/AIR on a different day, also doing Detect and Deploy. I do these after hours.
      • Is it a rule you define yourself ?
      • Yes. I use smart labels to ID the patches and then create patch schedules where I target machines (also smart labels).
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