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How do you get the latest update for Java 6?

An application my company is considering buying requires Java 6. I am concerned that this is quite out of date and am recommending against the application as a result. But it seems that Oracle do ...
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HP plan to restrict access to ProLiant server firmware - consequences?

I've been a longtime advocate for HP ProLiant servers in my system environments. The platform has been the basis of my infrastructure designs across several industries for the past 12 years. The ...
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Ubuntu web host update strategy

I have a couple of questions regarding best practices for updating an ubuntu web server. A server that is hosting a live website that would be very problematic should the server "go down". I am a ...
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RSS feed/email list to be notified about java updates

I'm doing upgrades of JDK on our servers regularly. But because Oracle JDK installed via custom packages (not via package manager) I need way to be notified about updates. Are there way to be ...
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Network boot of Windows Defender Offline will not update

I have been working on configuring a network bootable virus removal suite, and I am using the Windows Defender WinPE iso generated from using this 64-bit tool. The tool downloads and creates an ISO ...
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Prevent update-manager from overwriting my Configs

After installing a package with apt-get and then overwriting some package specific config files, whenever the system upgrades itself it tries to overwrite my custom configs with the package default ...
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Thoughts about a simple way to check remote updates lists and updating remote servers

I have been building my own Control Panel (mostly hobby) where I control hosting packages on my webservers, mailaccounts on my mailservers, DNS records etc. I also use this to monitor my servers. I ...
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WSUS 3.0 updates not populating

I set up a new Windows Server 2008 R2 machine with the intention of downloading and exporting WSUS data and metadata. I did an initial pull of updates for core operating systems like Win7, WinXP, etc. ...
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Checking for updates on OpenSuse 12.1

I have a OpenSuse 12.1 web server as a VPS server. I am logged in as root and I am trying to check if there are any updates available. I've done this many times before but I am now getting the ...
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what is the best way to keep updated more than 75 windows servers?

After virtualising our server infraestructure, in the last two years the number of windows servers has grown from aprox. 20 to 75, mainly by migrating every service of our corporation to his own vm, ...
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Monitor if new software updates/versions are available

I am managing 200+ Windows 7 machines with 150+ applications installed and would like to find an easy way to monitor if there is new software version/update available. I use SCCM+WSUS+SCUP for Windows ...
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Patch management on multiple systems

I'm in charge of auditing the security configuration of an important farm of Unix servers. So far, I came up with a way to assess the basic configuration but not the installed updates. The very ...
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How do you manage updates without a staging environment: CentOS 6.3

I am managing about 20 servers, many of them virtual. They are almost all different purpose, and none are clustered. I have a distributed LAMP stack, a few application servers, some build servers, a ...
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How do you update without cutting off users? [closed]

I searched around and I was surprised that I couldn't find an answer to this question. My assumption is that you have multiple servers. Normally they both will be doing their specific take (for the ...
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web-based apt-get/aptitude frontend

I manage some 15-20 Ubuntu servers and am faced with the tedious task of keeping them all up to date. I have looked for a simpler solution and came across Ubuntu Landscape, but this is waaaay out of ...
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Deploying Updates via SCCM only when users are logged off

In SCCM for package deployments, there's an option to make the assignment mandatory and the schedule to be at logoff, and also options for only deploying packages when no user is logged on. I'd like ...
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Add new shard - always best? [closed]

In our setup, we currently have 3 shard set sharded cluster, each shard being a replica set of 3. Our writes are about to go up significantly to implement a new feature, and we know the extra data ...
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SharePoint 2010 Updates since SP1

I would like to preface I am new to administering SharePoint. Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it, I have not had to deal with it before. However, I am at a new company ...
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Looking for guidelines for java updates

Partly related to Updating production Ubuntu boxes the dos and don'ts, but more specific to java updates. We are also based on Ubuntu servers. Wondering how others keep up with java updates which ...
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Issue on yum update with kernel

--> Running transaction check ---> Package e2fsprogs-resize2fs-static.x86_64 0:1.42.3-3.el6.1.ovz will be installed ---> Package kernel.x86_64 0:2.6.32-358.2.1.el6 will be installed --> ...
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How to notify about security updates only on Ubuntu (per mail)?

I want my server to notify me about pending security updates. But I don't want to get notifications about all available updates. How can I do this?
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How quickly should I action the update announcements on the CentOS mailing lists?

I've recently subscribed to the CentOS mailing lists so that I can keep up to date with any new releases or updates. I'm subscribed to CentOS-announce. I get quite a lot of emails regarding bug fixes ...
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yum not showing any updated package

I have a CentOS 6.3 machine. I'm running yum update but it doesn't show any updated package. I have already tried yum clean all and yum clean expire-cache. Any help will be really appreciated. ...
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Hardware Drivers on Servers, update or not?

I recently got into a debate with a coworker about whether or not to update hardware drivers (such as NICs or RAID controllers). I have always followed the motto, "If it aint broke, dont fix it." ...
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Keep RHEL at a particular minor revision level? [duplicate]

I'm working with a large database platform (Or#&%@) that requires a specific revision level of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In this case, it needs EL6.2 in order to retain support and compatibility ...
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Chrome Flash Updates in a Domain environment

One of the business critical applications for us is powered by Adobe Flash. Naturally, this comes with plenty of associated problems. The company wide browser in use is Google Chrome. We run a ...
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Disable Update in Java 7.13+

My users cannot install their own software. I'm using GPO and an .mst to customize and deploy Java 7 with the following options under Properties: AUTOUPDATECHECK = 0 EULA = 1 IEXPLORER = 1 ...
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Installing Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 fails

I'm unable to install KB2746164 (Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2). I've tried also a manual install (with elevated cmd prompt) but that didn't work either. "Product: ...
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setting up centos to apply updates automatically

How do I set up my centos instances to automatically apply security updates? Is it as simple as setting up a cron job that does yum -y update at 1:00am ?
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How to determine if a Debian upgrade updated the kernel

Let's say I have just done an aptitude safe-upgrade on a Debian system, but I was not paying attention so I did not notice if the kernel was updated or not. How can I now determine if there was a ...
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patching .net framework

im in the process of creating the company 'model' client machine, its based on windows 7. and i was wondering if i need to install the updades to all the versions of .net framework installed, or i ...
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update manager for updating computers on a network (linux) [closed]

Is there some kind of open source software available that manages updates to various computers on a network? for linux in general, ubuntu/debian in particular. I intend to build one such system for ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to identify remotely that shutdown required for updates to apply?

Is there a way to remotely find out if a Windows Server (2003, 2008) has downloaded the Microsoft Windows updates and is just waiting for the user to confirm "Install Updates and Shutdown"? I saw an ...
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Where to get FW/BIOS for Sun Fire X4150

I have been trying to get the lastest software for the X4150. I get to this link http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/systems/patches/firmware/release-history-jsp-138416.html#X4150 but it gets me no ...
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WSUS performance for unneeded updates

We have a WSUS server serving around 300 PC's and a couple of dozen servers and a discussion came up at work as to what products to include. We have a single SQL 2005 instance on one of the servers ...
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Windows Update / Server 2008 R2 SP1

Fresh install of Server 2008 R2 with SP1 from disc. Installed all drivers and software needed. Go to Windows Update and change settings to download but NOT install. After 4 hours, it only downloads 3 ...
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YUM error. Is this a cert error

Nov 13 13:38:57 host abrt: detected unhandled Python exception in '/usr/bin/yum' Nov 13 13:38:57 host abrtd: New client connected Nov 13 13:38:57 host abrt-server[3508]: Saved Python crash dump of pid ...
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Is there a way for tar to check for new files not in an archive?

Is there a way to for the tar command to check for new files that are not already in the archive, or those that have been deleted (for good measure)?
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How do I disable automatic updates on OpenSUSE 12.2

For reasons unknown, OpenSUSE seems to have half a dozen different places that mention auto-update. Is there a way I can definitely, permanently, irreversibly disable auto-update so that new software ...
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Best way of updating my (non-critical) website? [closed]

Somehow I couldn't find a related question that quite fit me. Anyway, I run a small blog. When I first started my blog it had next to no traffic, now it receives a couple hundred views per day ...
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How can I persist certificates in Java's cacerts?

We need to have a certificate in Java's cacerts keystore for one of our servers that is authenticated by LDAP. We are using Ubuntu server. We have successfully done this by updating the cacerts file ...
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ESX 3.5 refuses to update

I have a set of ESX 3.5 servers in 2 different datacenters. One is DR, one is production. They are on the same vlan and so I can access any of them on the private network from my vCenter server. Last ...
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Do I need to update some of my Debian Squeeze software?

I have installed Debian 6, and LAMP stack from squeeze repository (default). After upgrading Apache 2.2.16 from unstable repository to 2.2.22, thanks to this post - how to upgrade already installed ...
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WSUS All updates view

As you can see in the next screenshot, there's a lot of drivers update for a lot of different network adapters. So these updates are all updates available from microsoft, regardless of my computer ...
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Necessary proxy exception list for RHEL updates

Anyone know if I need to allow more than *.rhn.redhat.com on 443 & 80 via a proxy exception to allow my RHEL servers to go out and grab updates ? Haven't received the hardware yet, but I'm just ...
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Updating Applications in a Corporate Environment

I am very new to this subject and was hoping someone could shed some light on it. I am working on creating a corporate network that will obviously have multiple servers and multiple workstations. ...
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WMIC command to find update

Is there a way to find if multiple MS updates are installed using WMIC command: wmic qfe | find ? Thanks
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1answer
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Windows updates behind a physical firewall with only IP based rules and generic outbound connections are turned off

I have some boxes that I do not want to allow any in or outbound traffic to the internet Except for windows updates. However the fire wall in place (Cisco ASA) apparently only supports ip based ...
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Java seems to ignore global “update” setting in registry

I have installed JRE 1.7.0_04-b22. I disabled the "update" setting in administrator - update requests disappeared, but in ordinary user's account it is nagging me about updates and I can't turn it ...
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on Red Hat Enterprise and CentOS, what is creating /var/run/reboot-required?

On CentOS 5.8+ and Red Hat Enterprise 6+, when installing/updating packages, I notice a flag file /var/run/reboot-required is created when appropriate. On Ubuntu (and Debian too, I'm guessing), if ...