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How do you update your Java EE app in production?

I’ve been trying to figure out what is happening in the world of Java EE production deployment and frankly it seems pretty scary. After speaking to over a 100 people these are my hypotheses: Nobody ...
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Updating CentOS

I have a CentOS 5.5 installation with ruby, dovecot (and some other soft) installed from source, and soft like postfix, samba, bind etc. installed from yum repositories. This box is online for more ...
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updating AD DNS from Linux build server

What options do I have, if any, to update an AD DNS server with new records as part of a deployment of a Linux server? Previously I was able to update a BIND server really very simply with some shared ...
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Is it possible that update (KB948465 - SP2 for Windows Server 2008) for DC could cause network problems?

I'm not an administrator but software developer so pardon me if this question sound silly. We have a client that having massive network problems that causes XP machines to timeout and break network ...
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System Center Deployment

I've been looking for a way to update third-party software on my client computers for a while. I want to do some monitoring, push Windows updates for my client computers and push updates for things ...
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Windows 7 SP1 Installation Failed with C0000034

I am looking after a small (12 PCs) network mostly made up of Windows 7 PCs about half 32-bit with the remainder 64-bit or Vista. WSUS is setup on the server and all computers are configured via group ...
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Is there a web site or service to track the latest versions of several applications?

We use Group Policy to deploy a lot of our applications, especially a lot of the "basics" like Flash Player, Adobe Reader, Firefox, and Chrome. For a lot of these, the updates are security fixes that ...
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Adobe Products Central Management

Is there a centralizes management product for Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash? Some of my clients have workstations and a SBS server, and I was hoping there is a product from Adobe (preferably free) that ...
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MSSQL 2008R2: Phantom Index Updates

I was trying to run the following query: Update A SET A.Col1 = B.Col1, ... A.ColN = B.ColN FROM A INNER JOIN B ON (A.Col1 = B.Col1) WHERE B.Col2 = ...
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How/where to find all Update (msu) packages for Windows 7 (Enterprise)

I've been using Wim2Vhd to create native boot vhd files. (I'm using this to keep several development environments ready, I'm a developer, I know -- I need help ;-) Now the first boot always ends up ...
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Is it worth updating Plesk to newer versions?

I have a VPS running Plesk (on a 32bit Centos 5, i think). Plesk is currently at version 9.5.2. The Updates section show there are new versions available: Plesk Panel 10.0.0 Upgrading to the new ...
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Do WSUS Reports Included Updates Awaiting Approval?

If I create a WSUS report as follows: Type: Summary Classifications: Critical, Security, Service Packs Products: Any Groups: Foo Status: Needed Will it include updates that have been synchronized ...
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System Seller Firmware Update Policy IBM

I've heard that IBM expects from their sellers/partners to update machines before shipping to customers to the most recent firmware (uEFI/AMM/IMM/RSA etc.) releases. Can anyone comment on that one?
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Can I Exit my SSH Client After Starting an Update?

I just ran sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude dist-upgrade through PuTTY (SSH Client) on my Laptop, which was directed at my fresh Ubuntu server. Unfortunately I just realized I need to be ...
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Debian packaging, updates to a database

I've a planned consecutive updates on a debian package I have for internal use on several servers. Now, the updates have to happen one after each other at different times and some of the servers ...
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Install the release candidiate of 2008R2/Win7 Service Pack 1 or wait untill it goes gold?

Following the release of Service Pack 1 Release Candidate for Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7, is it worth upgrading using the RC or wait until the Service Pack is released properly? I know in effect ...
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How do I undo rpmforge yum updates?

I'm setting up a new system with CentOS 5.5, and I set up rpmforge to make it easier to get those extra 3rd party packages. I ran yum update without setting up yum-priorities first, but now I wish I ...
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How do I update Windows Server 2008 R2 Core and verify it?

How do I proceed to update a Server 2008 R2 Core? And to verify that it is up to date?
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Software updates and locked EXEs/DLLs

I have a question on how to best deploy/update a software package on a Windows server that is used by several users across the network. We are in charge of updating a software package on a regular ...
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WSUS Update Priorities

We are considering implamenting WSUS at work. The biggest question is using groups. If a machine is made a member of two different groups, and one group is approved for an update and one is not, ...
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Caching static content from Adobe, Microsoft, etc

I'm currently running the Apple SUS on a Mac OS X Server in a small office environment. It works well for Apple updates, but I'm still stuck with either manually downloading and installing ...
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Is it risky to give the option to make and install a new Linux kernel and driver on reboot?

It's common practice to deliver Linux kernel drivers (kernel objects KOs) in the source code, and build and install them on the target computer. For example Nvidia display drivers, Oracle VirtualBox ...
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MS10-070 causing problems with Asp.NET MVC AntiForgery tokens?

KB2418241, KB2416473, and KB2416451 all reference http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS10-070.mspx After installing this patches on our Windows Server 2003 machines last Friday, we ...
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Proposal for a new EICAR format that covers engine up-to-dateness [closed]

The EICAR test file was used to functionally test an antivirus system. As it stands today almost every AV system will flag EICAR as being a "test" virus. For more information on this historic test ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.04.1 differences?

Initially I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on a given machine (original 64b official release). Install from scratch. I then applied the various updates. Then, a friend with the exact same hardware, memory ...
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Keeping everyone up-to-date in browser plugins?

Our organization has less than 100 people all on laptops running Windows XP. We encourage Firefox, though a number of people still use IE7. But lately we've gotten some spyware/virus attacks that have ...
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What is “LicenseDword” in Update Server BaseApplicabilityRules?

Looking at the Applicability Rules that are in use by WSUS (msus) by looking in the XML files themselves there are many rules that are not documented in the MSDN Doc's or in the XSD files that come ...
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What's the best solution for updating in a small environment

I'm looking for a solution to updates - I really need all my flash and Java updates to be installed automatically as soon as they are available. Microsoft Updates pro - updates all versions and ...
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How to update a live webserver?

I'm in the process of setting up a webserver and I was wondering what the best practice method of updating the website it contains would be. I'm aware that I should have some sort of 'test' server ...
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Ubuntu updated packages list

Where I can find site/rss preferably which published information about Ubuntu (10.04) updated packages? I would like to be notified each time the new update is being released.
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Fedora Updates from LAN

I have installed 10 Desktops with Fedora 13 Goddard in an enterprise network, for these desktops all the fedora updates are happening from individual machines thru the internet repository, where we ...
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What to have in sources.list on an Ubuntu LTS server (production)?

I have several Ubuntu 10.04 LTS servers in production and I'm using apticron to check that my software is up to date, security-wise. However, by default, Ubuntu has the lucid-updates repository ...
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Updating Network Solutions Virtual Private Server

Just got a VPS from Network Solutions, it's got Red Hat 4, PHP 5.16, Java 1.4, no Yum and a whole bunch of packages I'd expect to have from a fresh install. Anyway, obviously I sound like a spoiled ...
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What is the best time to schedule regular updates on inhouse production server?

Given an inhouse server running in production mode I would like to keep the impact on the users as low as possible when deploying regular updates (to the server itself, not the user machines .. but ...
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How can I make Ubuntu server always install updates without asking?

I would like to set some Ubuntu Server VM's to always pull updates (nightly) with out asking?
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How to keep SpamAssassin up to date under CentOS?

I am running CentOS 5.4 with SpamAssassin installed via yum. However the version yum installed was SpamAssassin version 3.2.5 and I am finding that this version has many outdated rules -- including a ...
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How to configure non-admin accounts to install updates of non-microsoft applications using Active Directory?

How to configure non-admin users to allow them to install updates for Java and Adobe Acrobat Reader (or any other application which may need such privileges) without needing for administrator password ...
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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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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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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 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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Paranoid Sysadmin -vs- Out-of-Date PHP version

How can a paranoid sysadmin confidently stay up-to-date with the latest stable PHP versions? (security fixes have been coming in pretty regularly). This is a Production server, and so "breaking ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu 9.10 installer cd-image with embedded updates

Unfortunately there are many bugs and imperfections in original Ubuntu 9.10 cd-image. Some of them make impossible the correct installation. Is there any way to obtain installation image with embedded ...
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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 ...