The process of applying, or files used to apply, improvements to a system or program. An update is typically encompasses minor changes and improvements, relative to an upgrade.

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To update or to not update?

Since starting working where I am working now, I've been in an endless struggle with my boss and coworkers in regard to updating systems. I of course totally agree that any update (be it firmware, ...
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Definitive download location for MBSA “wsusscn2.cab” file for offline mode scans?

I'm running Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.1 against some servers that don't have outbound access to the Internet, by design of firewall restrictions, and therefore I'm wishing to run MBSA in ...
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Maintaining a set of (virtual) windows XP machines

I have a small set (currently 3, going to 6, not going to be more than 10) of (virtual, vmware workstation) Windows XP machines. They are similar but not exactly the same. I'm currently rolling out ...
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My -tpl file won't update!

I am running the site at www.euroworker.no, it's a linux server and the site has a backend editor. It's a smarty/php site, and when I try to update a few of the .tpl's (two or three) they don't ...
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Rollup 3 For Exchange Server 2007 KB979784 Issues?

Rollup 3 For Exchange Server 2007 KB979784 Issues? Is this update safe to run on servers? / Has anyone had any issues with this Update KB979784??
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How can I keep track of SQL Server updates?

If I am not mistaken, SQL server cannot be automatically updated via the regular windows backup routine. Instead, there are cummulative updates that need to be installed by hand. I assume this is done ...
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Virtual Machine Library not updating

I have a problem with my library window. I use to have a XP VM, which I deleted and now have a Vista VM. Every time I start Fusion, the XP VM shortcut will still be in the library (File not found), ...
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OpenDNS IP Conflict

I have downloaded the OpenDNS client and it was working great till today. Shows me this error: dynamic IP update failed with message !yours or "Your IP address is taken by another user." I am ...
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Installing Sql Server 2005 SP2 - Getting error on analysis services component

At first many of the components didn't install and I followed this workaround (fixing user/SID mappings in registry.) After that everything installed successfully except for analysis services. I am ...
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How can I check from the command line if a reboot is required on RHEL or CentOS?

I'm using CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux on a few machines without the GUI. How can I check if recently installed updates require a reboot? In Ubuntu, I'm used to checking if ...
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Replace single file on tomcat-deployed war

I'd like to know how to configure tomcat 6 in order to be able to replace a file from a war - for instance an image or a jsp - so I don't need to restart the server to keep it updated. I assume I'll ...
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EMERGENCY! Update Statement for critical mysql production database now running for 18 hours, need help

We have a table with 500 million rows. Unfortunately, one of the columns was int(11), which is a signed int, and it was an incrementing value that just rolled over the 2.1 billion magic number. This ...
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Debian/Ubuntu: Enabling “dist-upgrade” behavior for unattended-upgrades?

We've got a customized distribution of Ubuntu, a repository with some custom packages and we run unattended-upgrades on a number of systems. What we want to be able to do is supply an update of one of ...
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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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Replace linux system over SSH

I have a lot of linux systems running in places where I can only access them over SSH, the problem is that I need to write over the system harddrive on those systems to update them. I wonder about the ...
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Can yum avoid major upgrade but still apply necessary security fix?

For example, if the server (CentOS) has PHP 5.2.6 installed and has added a third party repository that provides both PHP 5.2.12 and PHP 5.3.1. PHP 5.2.12 and PHP 5.3.1 are the latest versions for ...
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How do I update PHP and all its modules on FreeBSD in one go?

Basically, I usually do something like this: # portsnap fetch # portsnap update # portmaster -L | grep -B1 "New version" ===>>> php5-5.2.11 ===>>> New version available: ...
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rkhunter reports change in file properties, but I don't see that they've been updated by yum

Maybe I'm being overcautious, but I recently received the following warnings from rkhunter: Warning: The file properties have changed: File: /bin/dmesg Current hash: ...
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Updating production Ubuntu boxes the dos and don'ts

Every so often I login to production web/db/tools boxes and see the typical message: 30 packages can be updated. 16 updates are security updates. My question is, how do all of you handle updates on ...
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Remotely Trigger WSUS Downloaded update Installation

This has been bugging me for a while. We have our Servers set to download only windows updates to stage them to be installed during one of our bi-monthly patch windows. I have looked high and low for ...
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I am getting a 8024402C error on Windows Update

I have a Window Server 2008 Standard Edition. When I try to do the updates I get the error "Code 8024402C Windows Update encountered an unknown error." Most of the help I can find about this error ...
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omreport missing after CentOS 5.4 yum update

I just ran yum -y update and now I get omreport: command not found uname -a Linux smtp.alexx.net 2.6.18-164.6.1.el5 #1 SMP Tue Nov 3 16:18:27 EST 2009 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
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Snow Leopard update Dec 09. Did anyone else lose their MySQL data?

Initially I had to re-install MySQL when I upgraded to Snow. I managed to get everything backed up to .csv file and was able to migrate to the new install. It worked fine! Earlier this week Mac issued ...
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Update WSUS from MS Security Bulletin DVD

Scenario Windows Server 2003, WSUS 3.0 SP1, No Bandwidth Limited Internet Connection, Microsoft Security Bulletin DVD Questions How do you setup WSUS to import updates from this DVD? Is this even ...
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Windows server 2003 R2 cumulative updates

I have to install new servers(3) with Win Server 2003 R2 as OS. Is there some way to install all needed updates at once, because I don`t want to download all updates from Microsoft Update and wait for ...
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Update dns server IP across the network

I m not sure if this is possible, but is there a way to update the dns server ip on all clients without doing it manually for each machine? All clients have static IP addresses and the dns server is ...
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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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Resetting rpm fedora

Before I start let me say that I searched around for this, I wouldn't be here otherwise The problem While trying to upgrade fedora I used this command rpm -Uhv ...
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Why does Mac OS X Software Update not work when machine uses Active Directory?

My company's IT department is mostly a Windows run operation and in order to become more secure, they are altering the way that the Macintosh computers login to our internal network so that they use ...
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How to make Mac OS X Snow Leopard Software Update to use a custom Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server

I have my Mac OS X 10.6 server, and iI have enabled software update, but now I need my Macbook Air and iMac to update from this server. I have tried to read about it, but I can't find it, I hope ...
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Ubuntu Server Update Issue

I'm running an Ubuntu server (x86) and recently I noticed that "sudo apt-get *" stopped working. For example, if I try and run "sudo apt-get update", it returns: Err http://archive.ubuntu.com ...
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In CentOS, how do I update Python 2.4.3 to 2.5?

I want Python 2.5, not 3.0. Can I use yum update for this?
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Windows Update Fails (Windows Server 2008 x64)

A critical security update came out a while ago, that I have been unable to install. I've spent the better part of today trying to figure this one out and I'm stumped. I've tried using the automatic ...
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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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Aggregate program that lists the updates to all of the programs on your system that needs updating?

Does this exist for windows? Imagine having a program that lists all of the updates you need to do to a windows system, that would be powerful.
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How can I keep the RHEL version static (e.g. RHEL 5.1)?

For compatibility with a program : I need to keep one of our servers in a specific version, for example rhel 5.1 I would like to keep it as updated as possible, but not to change versions. What ...
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Best installer/updating software you have seen?

What I am looking for some of the best software examples of how installation and upgrading is performed. This could be from M$, Open Source, anything. E.g.: User experience, release compatibility, UI, ...
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How do I update a subversion server from 1.5 to 1.6 on windows server 2003?

I need to update subversion to make it behave better with branching. how do I go about updateing it?
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Updating Glue records on thousands of domains

I am in the process of migrating a web server which has a few thousand small sites, and does its own DNS. Each site has a hostname in the form of "customer.ourcompany.com" and some also have ...
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Faster Windows Install + Automatisation

I'm looking for a way to install Windows Faster and let it run automaticly. We do daily installations of Windows XP, Windows Vista and soon Windows 7. We are currently using the following procedure: ...
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Windows 2008 server - mass uninstallation

I deployed recently an update for IE6 to IE7 and learned the hard way that some webtools that we're using aren't compatible. Is there a server-side way to do a mass uninstall of IE7 and its updates? ...
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Why my php is not up to date

I use Yum on Fedora 11 to update my computer. On my box, I have [luc@zappa locale]$ php --version PHP 5.2.9 (cli) (built: Apr 15 2009 09:30:33) Copyright (c) 1997-2009 The PHP Group Zend Engine ...
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apt-get update fails

I've got a problem with apt on my debian box. Since the beginning of July I've been unable to update packages, apparently because some key expired. I've found several websites that tried to help me, ...
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mcafee local automatic update

I'm working in a intranet with 50 machines and I'd like to set up mcafee to have each machine update its engine et virus definitions on a local FTP. How to set up this configuration and what are the ...
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Wsus install updates with non admins

I have an Wsus 3.0 sp1 on Windows 2003 Server installed on a domain. Problem: when i'm logged as an admin i have the "little balloon" pooping up to install updates, but when i'm logged as an "normal ...
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Squid to cache youtube and windows update content

I Have a squid server (transparent) and I want to cahce youtube videos and windows updates. I know that someone has posted a similar question and I have looked at this post but I am configuring this ...
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How to automatically update non-Microsoft software on a number of windows machines?

We have a Windows Server 2003 machine. We also have 30 machines running Vista Home Basic with a bouquet of free software: Firefox, Gimp, Inkscape, etc. Is there a way to automatically update that ...
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Keeping packages on a large number of openSUSE servers updated

Question for anyone out there managing a network of openSUSE machines. How do you keep track of and apply updates? I know about YaST Online Update (YOU) but it seems more geared towards keeping a ...
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How to update Subversion the nicest way?

I would like to update my Subversion server to a new version and don't find any documentation on this, so I'm asking this. How can I update Subversion (1.4.6 to 1.6.3) on Linux the easiest way? What ...
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Uninstall Vista update without being able to run Windows

The PC of a friend will no longer boot into Windows (not even safe mode). I have recovered the crash dump file and run it through WinDbg. This indicates that the problem comes from WinInit.exe and the ...