How do I safely install security updates on clean SBS installation

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  1. Tad Price

    Tad Price Guest

    After setting up a clean SBS box, what's the best way to get the latest
    Windows updates without getting infected by something in the process?

    Is it safe to simply enable the connection to the Internet and download the
    updates from that computer? Or, do I need to download them on another
    computer, burn them to a CD or something, and then install them offline
    before connecting to the Internet?

    Does the answer change if I am/am not behind some kind of firewall?

    Thanks in advance for any recommendations...

    Tad Price
     
    Tad Price, Jan 23, 2006
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    Crina Li Guest

    Hi Tad,

    Thank you for posting in SBS newsgroup.

    AS I know, you can connect to internet though running CEICW and then
    download the latest Windows Updates directly. Also I provide some
    suggestion regarding SBS configuration as following:

    1. Leave the Default Gateway of the internal NIC blank.
    2. Configure both the internal NIC and the external NIC to use the internal
    DNS Service as the DNS Server.
    3. On the DNS Server, create the DNS Forwarder to forward the external DNS
    resolution requests to the ISP's DNS server. See:

    323380 How to configure DNS for Internet access in Windows Server 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=323380

    4. Strictly follow the instructions in the KB article below to run CEICW:

    825763 How to configure Internet access in Windows Small Business Server
    2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=825763

    Hope it helps and I look forward to hearing from you.

    Best regards,

    Crina Li (MSFT)

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    | Thread-Topic: How do I safely install security updates on clean SBS
    installation
    | | From: =?Utf-8?B?VGFkIFByaWNl?= <>
    | Subject: How do I safely install security updates on clean SBS
    installation
    | Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 13:11:04 -0800
    || Newsgroups: microsoft.public.windows.server.sbs
    | |
    | After setting up a clean SBS box, what's the best way to get the latest
    | Windows updates without getting infected by something in the process?
    |
    | Is it safe to simply enable the connection to the Internet and download
    the
    | updates from that computer? Or, do I need to download them on another
    | computer, burn them to a CD or something, and then install them offline
    | before connecting to the Internet?
    |
    | Does the answer change if I am/am not behind some kind of firewall?
    |
    | Thanks in advance for any recommendations...
    |
    | Tad Price
    |
     
    Crina Li, Jan 24, 2006
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