Patch Management refers to updating and patching systems, and particularly to tools and systems which automate this process for a large number of systems.

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What methods are available for updating a non-Internet-connected VMWare ESXi host?

I have a stand-alone installation of VMWare vSphere Essentials, with a vCenter Server and 3 ESXi 4.0 host servers. The environment is intended to remain as a stand-alone network, with the exception ...
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Are there 3rd party tools or good custom queries for WSUS 3.0?

I'm working with a WSUS SP2 server, and I'm looking for ways to generate better reports. The built-in reporting system, is almost (but not quite) useless. My reading suggests that WSUS stores it's ...
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Antivirus patch using gpo?

Can i use gpo for antivirus patches or update ? is there any way i can extend wsus to do it ?
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Disabling Windows Update and managing patches manually

We are hosting a few servers at a colo facility and we have arranged for another company to perform some monitoring and server maintenance work of our machines. This provider is suggesting that we ...
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What is the diference between GPOs, WSUS, SCCM and SCE in software and patch deployment?

If any one can explain to me the difference between sccm, wsus, gpo, sce "system center essential", in sw and patch deployment. Thanks
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Push Windows Updates?

Is there a method or software that will allow the ability to push windows updates to clients in an non-active directory environment? WSUS is not an option for the situation as it doesn't have the ...
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Sane patch schedule for Windows 2003 cluster

We've got a cluster of 75 Win2k3 nodes at work in a coarse grained compute cluster. The cluster is behind a mountain of firewalls and resides in its own VLAN. Jobs of all sizes and types run on the ...
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Deleted flag on Sunsolve patch description

I have question about the Sunsolve patch description. In the filelist of the files belonging to a patch, some files are marked as (deleted). What does this mean? Is the file going to be deleted or ...
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Determining When a Windows Reboot is Required

We are using Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) & Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates (ITMU) for the distribution of Microsoft Security Patches. We use the following command for ...
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What do I have to install to update MOSS?

I found this great blog post on SharePoint patches: http://blogs.msdn.com/sowmyancs/archive/2008/09/24/all-available-sharepoint-service-packs-patches-and-related-information.aspx My question is do I ...
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What is the proper way to keep Ubuntu Server 8.04 updated?

I have a web server running Ubuntu Server 8.04 and I would like to know the proper commands to keep it updated. I’ve been using apt-get update and apt-get upgrade, but occasionally it tells me that ...
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Patching AIX systems - patches are where? how to apply?

I'm not an AIX guru.....I've been assigned to patch my systems up to the latest patch level. First, where do I get the patches for AIX 5.1 and 5.3? Second, how are they generally installed (i.e. ...
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is ksplice production ready?

I would be interested to hear the serverfault community's experiences with Ksplice in production. Quick blurb from wikipedia: Ksplice is a free and open source extension of the Linux kernel ...
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Site System Configuration Management — what's there to help me?

I have just started a gig and have inherited a large collection of heterogeneous UNIX systems of the following flavors all running: hpux (11.11, 11.31), aix, mpras, sun solaris (sun 8 9 10), redhat ...
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How do I show I have installed security patch - KB971092

In Add / Remove programs there is a list of patches installed, also in the Help > About you can access all the Visual Studio patches. 971092 is an update to the visual studio service pack and ...
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How can I determine the last time a Solaris machine was patched?

I am trying to determine patch levels and how long some Solaris machines have been without patching in order to support triaging which systems to patch first. How can I determine the last time a ...
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Patch Management [closed]

I am looking for an open source patch management system that I can install locally. I would like to be able to store and search patches then download them to machines without having to search various ...
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What is the equivalent in FreeBSD 7.2 to yum/yast/apt-get?

I'm new to the FreeBSD release, but am very familiar with many Linux releases. I'm attempting to (1) keep my system updated, and (2) install new packages under FreeBSD 7.2. So is there an equivalent ...
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CRM4 Rollup 5 worth the upgrade?

I have a Microsoft CRM 4.0 application that has been fairly customized. We have not installed any CRM rollup's. Is it going to be worthwhile to upgrade with the rollup 5.
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What time of day does Microsoft Release patches on “Patch Tuesday”

I've tried my servers and they don't see the patches that Microsoft has released. Usually Windows Update automatically installs them on Wednesday, so it must be something late in the day -- yet I ...
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Data Center Automation tools and Novell Suse Linux?

I'm looking for info to automate the patching/updating process for several hundred Suse machines. Apart from Zenworks and SMT is there other patch management/automation tools you know with good ...
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Free centralized patch management for Debian

We have a number of Debian servers that need to be patched and manual patching becomes an issue as their number grows. What I am lookig at is a way to push patches to the servers from the central ...
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How do you manager MSSQL 2000/2005 patches

I am learning how to manage databases for my company and while I have pretty good understanding of using a database, I can definately see that it is completely different administering a database. My ...
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Using a Patched libresolv and OpenSSH on Ubuntu

We've got a couple of dozen Ubuntu systems (ranging from 8.04 to 9.40, both desktops and servers with only serial console access on which we'd like to run a patched version of glibc. In particular, ...
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How to revert AIX service pack?

I have an AIX 6.1 box with service pack level 6100-02-03-0909 swax23 # oslevel -s -q Known Service Packs 6100-02-03-0909 6100-02-02-0849 6100-02-01-0847 6100-02-00-0000 6100-01-04-0909 ...
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Keeping track of changes to a System during Software/Patch Installation

Let's say I'm installing a software on Windows and I want to see all the changes it has made during its installation, what is the easiest way to keep track of system changes. The change could happen ...
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Patch Management Operations Plan

I'm developing a plan/strategy to manage patch deployment on Windows Clients using Windows Server Update Services. What are the some important things to consider in developing this plan? For example, ...