Chapter 6 is titled “SMS 2003 Patch Management”, and in this chapter Rod talks about using SMS 2003 to do patch management.
EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS CHAPTER.
No matter what your experience is with SMS you should read this chapter even if it is to reaffirm what you are already doing!
Since everyone is going to read this chapter there is little need for me to summarize it.. J
Ok, here are the key points
– Not every application can be tested when applying hot fixes: only business-critical systems should be tested.
– It is a good idea to update the ITMU more that once a month. (I like daily)
– DON’T use the download and execute for ITMU hot fix package!
Rod’s Blog can be found at http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/rkruetzfeld/default.aspx
Where to purchase this book:
For Canadian Blog readers: http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/item/books-978159059698/0/Pro+SMS+2003?__Lang=en-CA
For USA Blog readers: http://astore.amazon.com/buzzmanagement/detail/1590596986/002-8061924-2500037