How to minimize server traffic while patching

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Responsible for a remote site like United States new location in Atlanta is added to the company and requires monthly MSFT patching at a specific time. While patching we need to minimize WAN traffic what would you recommend
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In 2008:

IIS manager
Right side "set web site defaults"
Max bandwidth

Set up at ALL sites, their own patch management server... This will reduce traffic emensely of the WAN link. The WAN link is more important to an organization than your internet link, usually. So, put that patch management burden on the Internet link, rather than the WAN link..

By the way:

Patching locally, doesn't mean you can't centrally manage the servers through the WAN link... You can still manage the server either through a local administrator or through the WAN link from a remote admin. Managing the server is much less of a burden through the WAN link than updates transfers through the WAN link.


Thanks a lot Chief IT. Will do

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