SIMPLE Lessons Learned in Patch Management

It’s been a long time. Actually, I have moved on to a different role and WSUS is not my bread & butter :-). I am focusing on Project Management; you can follow me on twitter – http://twitter.com/Athif.

I wanted to share few lessons learned in patch management. Here we go…

SIMPLE LESSONS LEARNED in Patch Management:

1. Test, Test and Test: It is important to test updates in your unique environment before the roll-out

2. Back-up before patch-up: I canNOT stress this anymore – Always folks Always perform a backup before you install any updates/patches/hotfix

3. Restart before and After: As a best practice restart the server before applying any patch/security update. You never know – there might be pending operations

One last time – Happy Patching :-)

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