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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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updating, upgrading debian linux server except a package

I was looking for a command line to update/upgrade my VPS with the exception of the web server software. I have Nginx v.1.4.7 on my VPS and don't want it to get updated/upgraded when I run any ...
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Is it possible to update third party software using Microsoft Windows Server Update Services

I am investigating Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) and the list of software to update looks pretty fixed. Is it possible to add in third party software to the list? If not, what are the ...
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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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Java Deployment with automatic updates (without user confirmation)

Here in our company our users use 1 Java application which is updated every monday and always needs the latest java update. We install Java on Clients through SCCM 2012 R2. I already know how to do ...
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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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CentOS 6.3 can't find libssl.so.1.0.0 after update OpenSSL to 1.0.1e [duplicate]

I've upgraded OpenSSL from 1.0.0 to 1.0.1e in CentOS 6.3 as a dependency to PHP-FPM package. Now php and yum don't work anymore, displaying: PHP: php: error while loading shared libraries: ...
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Install applications in .wim offline

We're just switching our images over from good old ghost .GHO's to .WIM format. One of the reasons is that we have heard that software updates could be modified/installed in .WIM's offline. For ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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/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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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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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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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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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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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 ...