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From the @RISK: The Consensus Security Vulnerability Alert Vol. 3 No. 15

"A breathtakingly large number of critical Windows vulnerabilities were
announced this week. As a result, many security professionals and system
administrators find themselves spending the weekend patching systems
instead of enjoying these fine spring days with their families."

How much of a problem is patching for you?

Mike
Monday, April 19, 2004

none, but i'm on os x anyways. *ducks*

yesman
Monday, April 19, 2004

Problem? It took like 20 minutes.  Start one machine updating, move to next and repeat.  Once all the machines have started updating, you go back to the original one and see if it needs a reboot.

Granted, we only have like 40 machines to update, but still.

Also granted, that not being the sysadmin, if anything breaks while updating it's officially "not my problem" to deal with.  Still, I was here much later than the sysadmin moving a database to another server. The admin didn't seem too fazed by any of it, and he got to leave at 6 PM, while I was here until 1 AM (had to wait for all the users to leave).

Steve Barbour
Monday, April 19, 2004

If it's such a "problem" to have to do your job, then you can set the machines to auto-update themselves.

Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
Monday, April 19, 2004

I agree with Brad - if you don't have the updates automated by now - think of a weekend of patching as motivation to learn how to.

Unfocused Focused
Monday, April 19, 2004

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