Updates Ready - Just Unsure

Posted on 2007-10-12
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
Hey gang!  I haven't been around much since bringing up the new server.  Things have been running smoothly so I have been trying to learn more about SBS on the side.  
I did notice some new updates ready for me to install.  Now, I know you should research these updates before you just install random things without knowing what they will do.  How do I go about knowing what is ok to install? I can't just assume these automatic updates are ok for my server can I?  I don't want to install something and it crash on me.  Yes, I worry about that!  Especially being a new user.  I am running SBS 2003 R2
Here are the KB numbers for the updates that are ready.
Any help/suggestions/comments would be greatly appreciated.
Question by:BilSar
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    You can always look on the MS site and type in the KB number for a description, but personally I have never had any issues with automatic updates - I just let windows install them.

    Author Comment

    I have been looking the KB numbers up but I wanted to find out from others who have been running servers for awhile.  This is a brand new server and it's been working great for over a month now.  I don't want to make a "newbie" mistake and install something I can't fix without some research.

    Thanks for the reply.  
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    Indeed the easiest way would be to look on the Microsoft website to get the best description of the update before installing it.
    I would however be careful which updates you install.
    Be sure to make a backup of your system before running updates just in case.

    Hope this helps
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    by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
    There are no problems with automatic updates in most cases... but you should always keep an ear to the OFFICIAL SBS BLOG as well as Susan Bradley's SBS Blog just in there have been things that you might need preparation for, such as Service Packs... but those won't install without your approval anyhow.

    You should otherwise keep updates set at Install Automatically.

    SBS Blog:
    Susan's Blog:

    (You can subscribe to the RSS feed for both of these to make it easier to keep up with them).

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