XP EOL - how are you handling?
Ok so with XP EOL coming up in 18 days... how are you handling the patching after this?
We are migrating to windows 7 at a slow rate due to hardware, vendors and the sort... many issues... but were going..
but for time being a section of our company is paying for patches (something like $200 per machine???)
anyway.. we will be given the files to which I will have to setup as SWD... no biggie.
Question comes here...
how do you handle say reboot message?
we do not force reboot machines but use the message every 2hrs that machine needs to be rebooted.... so now if I do a SWD... ok I can push it as software.. but patch wont pickup that patch installed and pending reboot? or will it? I am testing this now in a VM. I uninstalled MS14-013/15 from my vm, rebooted, disabled polices for those 2 so they wont go out... then installed via explorer.. did not reboot and waiting to see if i get a message... doubtful.
I need to come up with a way for a reminder and only if patches installed. I could do a packaged message for after installing to show that message but not sure..
so how are you handing these things???