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Too much work these days. Time to go back to school.


Feb
12
comment Stop WSUS from rebooting a server
This is WSUS controlled rather than vanilla Windows Update.
Feb
12
comment Stop WSUS from rebooting a server
Well, at any Fortune N company (N < 100), IT is generally setup as a series of holes for square pegs. Anybody not a square peg gets beaten through the hole.
Feb
12
accepted Stop WSUS from rebooting a server
Feb
12
comment Stop WSUS from rebooting a server
There is an exceptions policy, we were unaware the deadline was Wednesday. This will not be the first, second, nor third time production will be impacted. We've gone nuclear on any windows service related to patching in a last ditch effort to kill that.
Feb
11
comment Stop WSUS from rebooting a server
I have no control over WSUS/containers/etc. I am merely a local admin on those machines.
Feb
11
comment Stop WSUS from rebooting a server
We'd considered that, but we uh, would have to stay logged into 21 servers and be active :)
Feb
11
asked Stop WSUS from rebooting a server
Jan
11
comment Sane patch schedule for Windows 2003 cluster
Bruce Leigh: We don't control Config Mgr nor the deployment of updates. Granted, if Config Mgr was scriptable we could potentially advertise our ability to be patched.
Jan
21
comment Sane patch schedule for Windows 2003 cluster
The issue with the domain is users being able to run their jobs as their own username. It would also mean access to the SAN would be impaired. We've attempted to go the "our own WSUS" route, but they have a requirement that we can't be more than 5 patches behind...
Jan
20
awarded  Scholar
Jan
20
comment Sane patch schedule for Windows 2003 cluster
Marked as the answer as the first point was the crux of my question.
Jan
20
accepted Sane patch schedule for Windows 2003 cluster
Jan
19
awarded  Editor
Jan
19
revised Sane patch schedule for Windows 2003 cluster
added more info about the jobs
Jan
18
comment Sane patch schedule for Windows 2003 cluster
1. These jobs can't really be "failed over". There are ~100 different executables used and I reckon none of them are safe to be failed over. 2. Oh I agree we have a communication problem, welcome to a Fortune 10 company.
Jan
18
awarded  Student
Jan
18
asked Sane patch schedule for Windows 2003 cluster
May
29
awarded  Autobiographer
May
29
awarded  Supporter