Best Practices Question
What is the best pratice for a Windows patche strategy with K1000?
02/24/2017 658 views
I'd like to known what is more common used for patche management for Windows Server.
thanks in advance
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Based on my experience, we stick with the following (company has around 200 Windows 2012/2008 servers),
3 monthly cycle on Impact: Recommended and/or Severity: Lower than critical patches.
Impact: Critical and Severity: Critical/SuperCritical are done in a testing environment as soon as they become available. With a full production roll out during the following week (with the most critical servers being done first).
The first questions that need to be asked is, will we set this and forget it, or take an active roll in looking at the available patches and building the schedules based on that. When you decide on that, its just a matter of making a few labels, setting the schedules and working out how you will snapshot the vms (if virtual) or create a backup if needed on physical machines.
Its funny, scheduling and doing updates is easy, working out what the updates do and affect is the hard part.
Answered 02/26/2017 by: trevorhalse