How do u ensure ur SBS updates are up-to-date and complete??

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Jack Ping, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. Jack Ping

    Jack Ping Guest

    1. Does "windowsupdates.microsoft.com" gives complete updates and
    hotfixes?
    For example, SBS2k3 Premium with SQL and ISA loaded, does this site
    give updates and hotfixes to not only SBS, but also SQL and ISA?
    If it does, that would be very nice, because we have one central
    location to download updates and will not worry about missing
    anything important.

    2. If it does not, how do you ensure the updates are complete?
    Frequently Going to SQL and ISA download page and check new updates?
    (this does not sound efficient at all ) or subscribe to MS news
    letters?

    3. Is there any way to check whether you have complete and up to date
    updates installed on your system?


    any experience to share?

    thx a lot

    Jack
     
    Jack Ping, Mar 1, 2004
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  2. Chad A Gross [SBS-MVP], Mar 1, 2004
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  3. No Windows updates does not give you all updates at this time, but
    Microsoft is working on this.

    Software Update Service 2.0 will but it won't be out until a bit
    later... in the meantime

    www.shavlik.com downloand the hfnetchkpro limited which will scan one
    server and 10 workstations for free... but if you are serious about
    keeping a network secure... I bought a license to it.. it's that good.

    I subscribe to Microsoft security bulletin notifications.
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/security_bulletins/alerts2.asp

    And be aware that they typically come out the second Tuesday of each
    month. If it's a particularly nasty one there will be an "out of band"
    distribution.

    Also watch this newsgroup as we will let you know when there is a
    security issue.
     
    Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP], Mar 1, 2004
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  4. Jack Ping

    Jack Ping Guest

    Thanks Susan
    is Software Update Service 2.0 part of SMS server? or an individual
    product? Where can i download 1.0 then?

    jack
     
    Jack Ping, Mar 1, 2004
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  5. Jack Ping

    Jack Ping Guest

    Thanks, i will download it and try.

    jack
     
    Jack Ping, Mar 1, 2004
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  6. Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP], Mar 1, 2004
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