However, there are times when it rears its ugly head and demands attention. It pushes them out after I approve them and then installs them late at night, usually with an automatic reboot when completed.In our company we run WSUS - Windows Server Update Services - to keep all our Windows desktops updated. I have trained my users over the years to ALWAYS leave their computers on to accommodate the patch process, the weekly AV scans and so that I can get into their workstations any time I need to work on them in the evening. Microsoft likes WSUS because it cuts down on the number of users hitting the Windows Update site. Microsoft has been slowly moving everyone over to Microsoft Update instead of Windows Update.Enables the detection, download, and installation of updates for Windows and other programs.
Whether you’re installing a new Windows by choice or by necessity, you will soon be pretty sick of wasting hours downloading all the hotfixes from Windows Update and continuously downloading patch after patch.
Having just installed Windows 7 to see how many updates are available for the most popular version of Windows, it’s quite shocking to see it has 117 important updates ready to be downloaded!
And that obviously doesn’t include recommended updates like the multitude of newer .
Microsoft Windows is the most widely used desktop operating system in the world. For many of us, supporting it is how we make our living.
One of the endearing and annoying features of this ubiquitous OS is the monthly patch update process. It just kind of works in the background when you're not looking. I'll install the updates on a non-critical server during the week to test them. But for the workstations it does a pretty good job - most of the time.