Re: Dear Microsoft... Rebooting servers id NOT security..
From: Duse (dude_at_soft.com)
Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 17:58:00 +1000
"Star Fleet Admiral Q" <Star_Fleet_Admiral_Q(NO-SPAM)@(SPAM-NOT)hotmail.com>
wrote in message news:OyKnzNaXFHA.firstname.lastname@example.org...
> Duh - that's why you install patches during your companies scheduled
> down/maintenance time. Our company down/maintenance time is Sunday at
> 00:00am through 05:00am, where it makes the least impact on our business.
> Now this philosophy may make the most impact on your weekend, but hey, you
> choose the profession, and that's why you get paid the "big bucks".
<< Thats fine for non-critical updates, and how we do it..
The problem is with critical security patches..
But in any case, the concept of rebooting is simply wrong for a server.
> Star Fleet Admiral Q @ your Service!
> Google is your "Friend"
> "Duse" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> The recent rend for critical patches for win 2003 to require rebooting
>> the server is USELESS!!!
>> Win 2003 is a SEVER, it cannot be continually rebooted and offer any
>> Server level to its users.
>> Additionally the fact that only a partial installation occures ( which
>> leaves the server in a unstable state) is also USELESS...
>> FYI: server are NOT workstations and do not have people sitting at them
>> to monitor and react to your auto updates and installs..
>> Is this truely what you think improving security is....