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Microsoft update rollups and hotfixes?

Created: 13 Mar 2014 • Updated: 09 Jun 2014 | 3 comments
Sarah.Seftel's picture
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Hi,

What is your recommendations regarding automatic updates for windows and office on the EV server?

I can see the following in the compatibility chart:
Microsoft update rollups and hotfixes are supported unless otherwise stated.

But, I guess this is not black or white - as maybe some updates can cause issues with EV server archiving.

Do I let both windows updates & office updates run?

Only windows updates?

None?

 

Any suggestions?

 

Sarah

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AndrewB's picture

automatic updates in production? not a fan.

in general, my customers stick to their enterprise policy with regards to microsoft updates and push them out to EV whenever they patch their other servers. the most risk averse will test patches in the lab before rolling out to production.

Andy Becker | Authorized Symantec Consultant | Trace3 | Symantec National Partner | www.trace3.com

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TonySterling's picture

Agreed with Andrew, I never recommend automatic updates so you have a chance to verify the updates with the compatibility guide.

 

Rob.Wilcox's picture

most big organisations I have worked for haven't had automatic updated on either.