Configure automatic updating

Enterprise management packages, such as Symantec's Altiris, Microsoft System Center Systems Management Server, Microsoft Software Update Services, and BMC Blade Logic Server Automation Suite, are good, but sometimes all we really need is a way to centrally manage updates for server and client operating systems.

You can easily get into an overly complicated script situation to keep applications happy, so consider putting any corresponding scripts or remediation activities central in Group Policy to pair with the Group Policy Object for Windows Update. Rick has years of IT experience and focuses on virtualization, Windows-based server administration, and system hardware.

Rick Vanover is a software strategy specialist for Veeam Software, based in Columbus, Ohio.

The 16 options in this area of Group Policy allow a basic update policy to be configured, and if multiple OUs are introduced, it can integrate better into small to medium environments.

Like the enterprise system management options, managing updates centrally can pose problems for applications and startup sequencing. Rick Vanover is a software strategy specialist for Veeam Software, based in Columbus, Ohio.

Thankfully this is very easy, and we’ll show you how.

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To this end the company releases regular updates and improvements to keep things ticking over nicely.

If you want your PC to remain ship-shape, and also fend off the advances of any malware, viruses or other online nasties, then you’ll want to keep those updates rolling in.

Checking to see if this is that case only takes a couple of minutes.

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