RE: Windows patch mgmt.

From: Dan Denton (ddenton_at_PAYLESSOFFICE.com)
Date: 06/23/04

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    To: "pingywon MCSE" <pingywon@gmail.com>, "Depp, Dennis M." <deppdm@ornl.gov>
    
    

    MBSA stands for Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer. Try searching for
    that.

    -----Original Message-----
    From: pingywon MCSE [mailto:pingywon@gmail.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2004 9:06 PM
    To: Depp, Dennis M.
    Cc: bob martin; security-basics@securityfocus.com
    Subject: Re: Windows patch mgmt.

    Could you link this utility I couldnt seem to find it on MS.com

    Thanks

    On Mon, 21 Jun 2004 08:40:10 -0400, Depp, Dennis M. <deppdm@ornl.gov>
    wrote:
    >
    > Bob,
    >
    > Have you looked at MBSA from Microsoft. This tool will allow you to
    > scan your network and will report on any machines that are missing
    > updates.
    >
    > Denny
    >
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: bob martin [mailto:bobmartin_613@hotmail.com]
    > Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2004 10:41 AM
    > To: security-basics@securityfocus.com
    > Subject: Windows patch mgmt.
    >
    > Hello all.
    > Basic patching question for you.
    >
    > We have a small environment (approx. 300 desktops and 50 servers) and
    > the question has come up how do we test all desktops/servers after a
    > windows
    >
    > patch has been installed. Given that the networking/desktop team
    > consists of 6 people, I'm a bit stumped on how we can do this
    > efficiently. We use
    > St. Benard's Update Expert to push out the patches and to verify
    they've
    >
    > been installed.
    >
    > Currently we push to a QA environment and let it soak for a week or
    > two while it's being used for it's normal functions. The concern is
    > if the server isn't being used for testing, then we may push a patch
    > to a production server without it being "tested."
    >
    > Any suggestions would be very welcomed. Any more, there's so many
    > windows patches that it's almost a full time job for one person to
    > manage them.
    >
    > Thanks.
    > Bob
    >
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