Tip: Service Pack Maintenance with Scripts

Maintaining service pack levels and hotfixes on your systems is important, but it's not always simple. Many factors affect how and when you patch your systems. If you've tested your architecture and know that a given service pack or hotfix won't adversely affect operations, you still face the problem of how to roll out the service pack to all your systems, especially if some of your systems are mobile and connect only periodically. In this Security Administrator article, Mark Joseph Edwards provides a link to a startup boot script that can help automate service pack installation. You can adapt the script for your system, or you can use it as a model for developing your own script. Read the article and access the script at

   http://www.secadministrator.com/articles/index.cfm?articleid=40094

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