I was at yesterday’s TS2 presentation and only 6 people in attendance were using WSUS. Remember SBS 2003 in the R2 era will have WSUS inside the box.
Now I will still honestly tell you I vastly prefer Shavlik’s push, patch, done versus WSUS’s setup, tinker, approve, review reports….but gang… you need to download WSUS on your own systems and start playing with it now.
To me WSUS isn’t just a patching program, this is risk management for that firm. And if you are not helping that firm deploy patches, service packs…why not?\
Want to stay safe and secure? You patch. To me it’s just a natural part of the computing process. And as long as I’ve built in the processes to ensure I have a easy way to recover on the rare remote chance something might occur, patching is not an issue.
Today in the newsgroup someone said “I have an old backup”…I’m sorry but with USB harddrives as cheap as they are, given that you can hang one off a shared drive off a workstation, you have NO excuse not to have a backup. As easy as the SBS wizard is…..shame on you for not doing what you can to protect your business. You have a responsibility to yourself, your family, your employees families this Christmas time to keep your business operational.
Patching and Backups. Two EASY ways to keep yourself in business.