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Recommendations for GPO Windows Updates of Managed Servers

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I am reviewing my processes and policies for managing multiple Servers across multiple sites/clients.

I am curious to see how others manage servers for Microsoft Updates, specifically the GPO settings used in conjunction with manual execution.

For Example, do you set updates to Download and Schedule install for 3am on a Sunday and let the server reboot when required? Alternatively do you set to download only and have better control over reboot times etc.?

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Instead of allowing automatic updates to install all the patches on your servers, it is always better and safe to test them on few machines before you roll out to all the servers. SCCM has this capability of approving patches prior to bulk deployment If you are looking for a simple tool to manage you patch deployments, you can try this:
http://www.manageengine.com/products/desktop-central/windows-patch-management.html
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