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What is the best patch/windows update deployment solution?

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I need admin's opinions as to what is the best patch/windows update deployment solution? Any input will be greatly appreciated.

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We use a WSUS setup. So all Microsoft Updates are automatically deployed.

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It depends to your environment. How many clients do you have?
We have 30'000 clients and use Symantec Altiris. We can install clients, patch them and use it for Software development.
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I also suggest WSUS

but these are also well liked

Altiris,
Microsoft System Center
ZENWorks
QualysGuard Vulnerability Management
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WSUS<< free from Microsoft and easy to manage
Secunia CSI <<< Integrates with WSUS and allows for 3rd party apps and scans for vulnerabilities
Local Updates Publisher <<<Allows you to create your own packages(3rd parties) to deploy with WSUS for free
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To the folks who recommended WSUS, we actually have one deployed but no one is owning it. Any thoughts, reocmmendations or advises on how to manage it effectively? Thank you guys.
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Best Practices with Windows Server Update Services 3.0



http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc720525(WS.10).aspx
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Thank you.
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