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  1. Patch Management

    Need some help with Patch Management for Windows environment. I know, who
    doesn't, but, I am looking for any suggestions on tools or processes that
    others may have found that they are particularly happy with. I have
    evaluated or tried several of the patch scanners out there -
    - hfnetchk (command line, Pro, and Lite)
    - GFI LanScan
    - Ecora
    - St. Bernard Software

    and have found that they all do a fair too poor job of detecting what
    patches are actually installed on a system and then reporting what patches
    need to be installed.

    Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Lance



  2. Re: Patch Management

    On Tue, 12 Aug 2003 13:09:54 -0400, "Lance Cuthbert"
    wrote:

    >Need some help with Patch Management for Windows environment. I know, who
    >doesn't, but, I am looking for any suggestions on tools or processes that
    >others may have found that they are particularly happy with. I have
    >evaluated or tried several of the patch scanners out there -
    >- hfnetchk (command line, Pro, and Lite)
    >- GFI LanScan
    >- Ecora
    >- St. Bernard Software
    >
    >and have found that they all do a fair too poor job of detecting what
    >patches are actually installed on a system and then reporting what patches
    >need to be installed.
    >
    >Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.


    MBSA and SUS, but there are always issues with what patches are
    installed or even need to be checked. Using a product like SMS and
    pushing patches to systems might be best, though initial configuration
    is a bear.

    Jeff

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