can i apply update in any order? i've a big historic of patch to a

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  1. Hi,

    I'm doing a study to make WSUS v3.0 available and operationnal on my
    network's company.

    We have since there not apply any patch on our server and workstation, i've
    so a consistent historic of patchs to apply!

    Is there an order to follow for applying updates or can i choose arbitrarily
    some patch applied every month to make up for lost time?

    Thank by advance.

    Best regards.

    Yannick
     
    can i apply update in any order?, Jul 6, 2007
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  2. "can i apply update in any order?" <can i apply update in any
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    You can generally apply them in any order; however, there are some minimum
    requirements.

    For one, Windows XP must have Service Pack 1, and Windows 2000 must have
    Service Pack 3, or WSUS cannot even be used. So first you must make sure
    those service packs have been applied before you install WSUS.

    Next, for those systems that are used to access the internet:
    [a] Apply all SECURITY Updates.
    Apply the latest Cumulative Update for Internet Explorer.

    Then, for systems not used to access the internet, and for the rest of the
    internet systems
    [c] Apply all CRITICAL Updates.

    Finally, apply the rest of the non-security, non-critical updates.


    That's what I would recommend if you wanted to phase in updates by groups of
    updates. However, the volume of non-security updates is fairly trivial in
    comparison to security updates, so you may find it's perfectly fine to just
    install *everything* in one shot over a weekend.

    I would suggest setting up a couple of TEST machines to observe what
    actually needs to be installed and what happens when you approve the updates
    for installation. Then, armed with that information, you can make an
    educated decision about the rest of your systems.


    --
    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCTS, MCP
    Independent WSUS Evangelist
    MVP-Software Distribution (2005-2007)
    https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile=30E00990-8F1D-4774-BD62-D095EB07B36E

    Everything you need for WSUS is at
    http://www.microsoft.com/wsus

    And, almost everything else is at
    http://wsusinfo.onsitechsolutions.com
    .....
     
    Lawrence Garvin \(MVP\), Jul 6, 2007
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  3. thanks for your answer, when i ask the order to follow i mean : is there a
    relationship between KB, if i apply a KB (newer) before another KB (older) is
    there a consequence, or must I apply KBs ordered by date?

    Is the latest cumulative Update contain all necessary KBs for secure the
    WSUS client? In every case?

    the wkstations are Win XP SP2 , win 2K SP4.
    servers are Win 2K SP3/4, Win 2K3 SP1/R2.

    thanks a lot.

     
    can i apply update in any order?, Jul 6, 2007
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  4. You can apply updates in any order. If two updates both change the same file,
    the latest version of the file will always be installed regardless of which way
    around you install the updates.

    The only exception is that in some cases one update doesn't apply to the system
    until another is installed - for example you can't apply a patch to the .NET
    framework until you've installed the .NET framework. However, if you are using
    WSUS this will be taken care of automatically; if you are installing by hand the
    update will tell you if it cannot be installed at present.
    Not if I'm understanding what you mean correctly. Each cumulative update
    replaces the corresponding updates preceding it, e.g., the June Internet
    Explorer cumulative update replaces all previous Internet Explorer cumulative
    updates - but it doesn't replace any other updates.

    Harry.
     
    Harry Johnston, Jul 6, 2007
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  5. "can i apply update in any order?"
    You don't have that level of control, unless you approve updates one at a
    time. The WUA determines the order of installation in a batch of updates.
    Just approve all of the security updates and/or all of the critical updates,
    and let the client agent sort out which order to actually install them.

    In general, though, you should install updates in chronological order (based
    on release date) if you're doing it manually.

    The "Cumulative Update" is only for Internet Explorer. It does not contain
    any other security or critical updates for the operating system.

    The update metadata in the WSUS console will specifically list which updates
    have been superceded.


    --
    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCTS, MCP
    Independent WSUS Evangelist
    MVP-Software Distribution (2005-2007)
    https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile=30E00990-8F1D-4774-BD62-D095EB07B36E

    Everything you need for WSUS is at
    http://www.microsoft.com/wsus

    And, almost everything else is at
    http://wsusinfo.onsitechsolutions.com
    .....
     
    Lawrence Garvin \(MVP\), Jul 7, 2007
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