Re: been there - done that
2 posts • joined 30 Aug 2018
There is actually no practical excuse for not patching personal computers and servers. Most of our machines are windows based and for the most part patches have gone without issues. Although I would have to say July 2018 patches are without problems which gave us grief for awhile. I had to suspend patching the machines for July and August to give Microsoft enough time to fix their screwups.
Don't get started on the WSUS server. I've rebuilt that POS thing so many times that I care to count. Will have to fork out some $$$ for a real patching server. Lucky for us, however, we already have endpoint security installed on all the machines that we can monitor and take immediate preventive measures if necessary.
There are some critical applications that can break after an update which is any IT's nightmare if patched on a large scale. However, it goes back to my original statement there is no reason NOT to patch at all.
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