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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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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 ...
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File conflig on package updates

I have a CentOS 5.X with Kloxo panel. It's a test enviroment but i have 2 pages there. I noticed theres 113 packets to be update (php, kloxo, wget, openssl, and a long etc) But when i do the ...
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Symantec AntiVirus virus definitions file version date is not updating

I'm keeping tabs on a remote sever that is running Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Server 10.1.7.7001. About a month ago, the Virus Definition File version date stopped updating and hasn't updated since ...
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Using a package manager vs compiling from source for latest updates

I run a Ubuntu 11.10 server at my house and in the past I have been using apt-get to keep all my packages up to date. Recently I noticed that when I run apt-get update/upgrade the version of some ...
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CentOS 5.8 update from CentOS 5.7

'yum list updates' doesn't show centos-release for 5.8 on some CentOS 5.7 machine. What does this happen? machine A [dnd@one:~]$ yum list updates | grep centos-release [dnd@one:~]$ cat ...
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php 5.3 and libxml2 nightmare

My CentOS 5.7 ships with libxml2 2.6.26 that is very outdated and also causes many problems with my current PHP 5.3.3. I need to update libxml2 to 2.7.8 version or at least 2.7.3+ i've readed many ...
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Windows Server patch management (email notification when patch applied?)

Patch management (WSUS) hasn't been in my court until recently so I am trying to get acclimated to its functionality. So currently we are using WSUS version 3.2 for our Windows Server patch ...
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System updates for many servers

We have many servers and still want to update them all. The actual way is that any of the sysadmins go from server to server and make a aptitude update && aptitude upgrade - it's still not ...
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Easy packages versions management

Can anyone recommend about a way to have an up-to-date list of packages? I know that I can register to the mailing list / RSS feeds (if available) of each and every package, but this creates much ...
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Upgrading multiple Debian servers at once

I'm currently working at a SaaS company, and at the moment we have multiple Debian servers running in our data centre to support our application. In the past, when a security update was released, we ...
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Yum update on LAMP

When I do a yum check-update on my server I get packages like php which I haven't dared to update. I'm wondering whether it would be safe to update these on my production server (I do have a backup ...
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What order do I apply Update Rollups?

I need to apply an update rollup to Exchange 2010 SP1. In Exchange 2003 I would do the FE's first, then the database. Is this still the case with 2010?
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how to upgrade or update the currently installed php version?

my current version of PHP installed in my ubuntu 11.04 box , is PHP5.3.5, now how to update it into the latest stable PHP5.3.8 version? this tutorial didn't work for me
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Yum update info from what version, to what version

Is there some simple yum command so I can know what is current and what is future version of package for updating. I now about: yum list updates But that only prints new version of packages...
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When Microsoft Security Updates are “re-released” is the most recent patch cumulative?

While trying to script deployment of .msu's I realized that certain KB articles had multiple releases. One example of this is KB2524426. KB2524426 was released May 2011 and re-released June 2011. ...
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Looking for a general solution: How to get notified when a software update is released [closed]

this is a general question about software and i hope this is the right platform for it. maybe superuser.com is the right place but i will try it here first. i already searched the net for anwers but ...
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Centos 6 yum update - Packages skipped because of dependency problems

I'm trying to keep my offsite backup server up to date so I've run an update and I'm getting dependency issues. I haven't got a clue how to continue. Below is the output from from YUM. ...
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how often should I install updates on Windows 2008 R2 server?

I'm wondering how often you would recommend installing updates on Windows 2008 R2 servers? We got two productions servers, one databaseserver running MS SQL and one webserver running IIS 7.0. Would ...
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Specify update with apt-get upgrade?

In Ubuntu, the most convenient way to get a system up to date is to call apt-get update followed by apt-get upgrade. However, on a system that is part of a production environment, it is common ...
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CentOS 5.7 - Cannot retrieve repository metadata

I got this strange error today and I'm not able to fix it: root@server# yum -y update Loaded plugins: allowdowngrade YumRepo Error: All mirror URLs are not using ftp, http[s] or file. Eg. ...
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What does that mean: packages excluded due to repository priority protections

When updating with yum i recieve the following message: yum update Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, priorities Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * atomic: www7.atomicorp.com * base: ...
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Custom Firefox Updates on a Private Network

We have a network where, due to a SaaS piece that is used to manage the school, we cannot allow Firefox to update until the SaaS piece notifies us that they support the newest version. This mean ...
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Good practice for managing package updates for lots of CentOS servers

As part of my job I manage a few tens of CentOS 5 servers, using puppet for the main set up. About half of our servers have a standardised set up for hosting various django sites, while the rest are a ...
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Creating an Update System With Serial Number Logins

Our company has a server that is a locked down version of Linux (custom shell for users, no direct access). I am currently pushing updates to the user, but it would be more ideal for the users to do a ...
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What hotfixes should be applied to a ColdFusion 8 Server

I've recently inherited a server running ColdFusion 8 and believe it may not have been patched for security updates (as per http://www.adobe.com/support/security/#coldfusion) for quite some time. The ...
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Managing laptops and desktops in the organization and pushing windows updates to them

Here are a couple of things we are trying to achieve. Our staff currently uses a bunch of desktops and laptops. Around 30-50 of the staff, most of them are laptops (mix of HP and Lenovo). Most using ...
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ubuntu ec2 instance - apply security updates

Currently, my company has several ubuntu-based instances running on Amazon EC2, being released, in the meanwhile, multiple updates, including security related. Once all instances are ebs-based (for ...
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Centralized Windows/Mac Patch Management that is easy to use

I'm looking for advice on what patch management solutions you would recommend based upon your experience. I'm also looking for which ones you would not recommend based upon your experience. We have ...
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How can I test apt-get updates on a test box before deploying to production?

I would like to schedule updates on my ubuntu servers, but would like to test the updates first on a test server. I'd like to run all updates on the test box at the beginning of a development cycle, ...
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How safe are Unattended Upgrades/Automatic Updates for Ubuntu

I'm in the process of trying to keep several ubuntu box's up to date and patched (10.4.2 LTS), one suggestion I've been getting is setting up unattended upgrades ...
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Windows Update checking/downloading new updates hangs Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise with TMG installed

We have weird situation with Windows 2008R2 and TMG 2010 installed. It happened two times already on 2nd Tuesday of the month that Windows dropped all connections (VPNs, routing etc) and when trying ...
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Upgrade ubuntu 9.10 to 10.04

I have a bunch of old machines in production all running uBuntu 9.10. I want to now upgrade this to 10.04 distributions but I am getting the following error (because the repositories have expired I ...
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How to handle Lync 2010 Clients updates

We have in a quite large Organization Lync 2010 deployed. Also we use for software and updates distribution System Center Configuration Manager. Our problem we face is that, if we distribute the Lync ...
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What is the best practice to keep a linux ubuntu server up to date (build packages, dist-upgrade, alt repos…)

We are running a production server based on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala, kernel is almost up-to-date (2.6.38.2-grsec-xxxx-grs-ipv6-64) but karmic package repositoryis now ridiculously outdated, eg. Nginx ...
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update manager to update remote software (windows)

We deploy windows machines with a 3rd party application that we modify slightly (config files and images) just after we install it on the soon to be deployed systems. This application does not have ...
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What is the purpose of the VMware VMA?

I know you can use it to update the server, but you can also use the VMware vSphere CLI for that. Why would I want to have a VMA Virtual Machine installed for my ESXi server?