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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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 ...
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Debian and apt upgrade

I have GNU/Linux Debian Servers (Etch/Lenny) in production. I want theses systems to stay up to date. I have installed apticron with tells me what packet needs an upgrade. What is the good practice ...
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Is it possible to install Mac OS X Server on a Mac Mini without hacking it?

I'd like to have a Software Update Server (SUS) for my clients. Since this service would not be critical, redundancy and availability are not an issue for me. Given the fact that SUS is only ...
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How do I remove Windows Update uninstall files on Windows Server 2008?

I'm running Windows Server 2008 Standard running in VMware. It has 2 disks: system disk: 16 GB data disk: 500 MB I installed Visual Studio 2008 SP1 + MSDN and some small tools and ...
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utility to find driver updates (Windows)

Is there a utility that helps (technically apt) end users to locate driver updates for their machine? Personally, I use SIW to determine the hardware, then scour the manufacturers web sites. I am ...
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Why do I have .rpmnew file after an update?

I use yum to update my Fedora. After a huge update, I got many .rpmnew and .rpmsave files. I could understand if I had modified these files. But I'm sure that I didn't edit these files. What should I ...
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Know (at a glance) your Mac client is up-to-date

We have over a thousand Mac clients, and occassionally issue changes that affect many or all of them (such as installing new software, creating local user accounts, or applying updates). I want to ...
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Federated Eclipse plugin update site

I'd like to provide an Eclipse update site on an internal corporate server so that we can manage the deployment of Eclipse features to our developers (as long as this is allowed by the plug-ins ...
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Best tools for keeping a FreeBSD 7.x system up to date?

I have had on-and-off contact with FreeBSD for 15 years, but I haven't maintained a FreeBSD system since 4.x. Now I need to install and maintain a couple of 7.x systems; first for development, then an ...
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What is the Vista equivalent of XP's 'at' command?

I'm trying to automate some jobs and am using the 'at' command on Windows XP. However, Vista doesn't have this. What do I use instead? It needs to be usable from a batch script as well.
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Users annoyed by Windows Update count. Any count comparisons for OSX vs Windows vs Red Hat?

Not sure if this is really a Server Fault question, but I'll see how it goes... Since implementing Windows Automatic Updates my users are complaining about the number of updates. The main reason is ...
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DNS - Any way to force a nameserver to update the record of a domain?

I am doing some work on some domain names. I'm updating them. By using dig I can query our nameserver and I can see that the correct name has been updated. However our office dns cache is still ...
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Anyone run into issues updating Altiris Deployment Solution to SP2?

We're going to be updating our Altiris Deployment Solution (build 365) to SP2 (build 375) and wanted to know if any of you have done so yet. Were there any issues or hiccups you came across? Thanks. ...
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Vista update fails: component store corrupted

I have a vista x64 box that is no longer able to apply updates from microsoft. When I dig in looking for the problem I find this in the event log "could not be installed because of an error: ...
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When to relink Oracle?

Various sources on the internet suggest relinking of Oracle binaries is necessary after each OS upgrade and / or patch. I can understand relinking would be necessary when upgrading glibc. Some ...
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To yum update? Or not?

please forgive this rather straightforward question. First off, I'm not a sysadmin, and my experience with Linux is somewhat limited. About 3-4 months ago, I set up a CentOS server in work, for a ...
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Server 2008 stuck in update-configure-fail-restart loop

I have a Windows 2008 Standard server, fresh install, fully patched with no roles installed. This morning I went and installed the following roles: AD Certificates Terminal Services IIS When the ...
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Firmware Best Practices and Update Schedules

Firmware receives very little attention when it comes to updates. Out of sight, out of mind. Many devices: RAID controllers, NICs, chipsets, and even hard drives, get some benefit from being ...
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Web Development with SVN

I am running VisualSVN Server on my server, and I have TortoiseSVN installed on both my dev PC and my server. I want to be able to push through updates to the website over SVN without manually ...
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Should I have to enable automatic update on Debian lenny stable?

I have installed a new Linux Debian lenny server that will be a LAMP and a Subversion server. Should I have to enable automatic updates? If I enable it, I am sure that I have the latest security ...
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How to upgrade software installed from source?

I install NGinx from source since the packages from the ubuntu repository are quite old. I was wondering what is the best method to upgrade these types of installations? My current workflow involves. ...
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Rollback YUM package

What's the best (ie foolproof and easy) mechanism for rolling back an rpm update using YUM? I've not come across the problem where I upgrade something and later find I want to downgrade it, but I'd ...
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How automatically download current versions of popular software? (like Acrobat, Firefox, Opera)

I'd like to provide LAN users access to set of useful and popular applications (like Acrobat, Firefox, Foobar, putty) but there is one problem - such software is released every few weeks or even ...
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How do I change the Software Update server address on a client Mac (to use my own server)?

Now that I have started the Software Update service on my Leopard Server, how do I change my client Macs to check for updates on it?
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Stopping Java from showing Update notice to all terminalserver users

on our terminal server all users have minimal (i.e. default) permissions. None are local administrators on that machine. Still Java Runtime displays message to every user that an update is available. ...
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Is it important to reboot Linux after a kernel update?

I have a few production Fedora and Debian webservers that host our sites as well as user shell accounts (used for git vcs work, some screen+irssi sessions, etc). Occasionally a new kernel update will ...
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How Often Should I Update our Linux Server?

I am responsible for managing both our production server (mail, web, database are all on one server) and our test server. Both are built on Debian. However as I am very new to system administration, I ...
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How to determine what new products and classifications have been added by WSUS

The WSUS Management Console reports, that 2 new products and 0 new classifications have been added in the past 30 days. How to determine which products (and classifications) exactly have been ...
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What XP updates apply to the print spooler service?

I have a XP pro, SP2 system that is offline (as in TCP over sneakernet) and essentially un-patched. The printer (HP LaserJet 5p) works fine sometimes but as soon as anything goes "wrong", like I get ...
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How do you handle updates on a server?

I am really lazy I will give you guys this ;) but I have ~25 virtual machines running on xen. I really like xen and everything but now comes the tricky part.. I don't really feel like going through 25 ...
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Force install updates on WSUS server

The WSUS administration console shows computers with not installed (critical) updates. To be clear: The computers report their status every day. These updates do have a deadline that has already ...
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update a network of ubuntu desktops from a server

I need to update 100+ workstations that run ubuntu. The problem is that i want them to download the packages from a local server so that they don't use to much internet bandwidth. I net a kind of ...
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How to stay up to date with the latest information about UNIX software patches and upgrades?

Until now I have always used the SecurityFocus mailing lists to keep myself informed about the possible need of upgrading my server packages. The main problems I have with using this method: Massive ...
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How long would you wait to install updates?

I administr a school "for pleasure" and we are always discussing when we should update software. For example today Office 2007 SP2 came out and I was woundering how long I should wait before updating ...
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Microsoft Office updates fail to install

I have one computer (Windows XP) which is updating via update services. Most updates are installing successfully, however updates to MS Office are failing to install. Windows updates then pops up ...