I am working for a client and found out that they have never had Windows Updates turned on for the Windows Server 2008 and SQl Server 2008 web server.
There are 127 updates since 2011 and also SP2 has never been run for the SQL Server 2008 R2.
So I do realize that trying to run them all at once is high risk. And I won't be doing that.
Are there any secrets to the best method of running them? Do I look at the dates and run them by dates? Or how do I assure I'm getting them in the right order?
(If they were run all at once, would MS get them in the right order?)
I have run them all at once on systems where there are over 100 and that was bad news which I don't want to revisit.
Plus there are a lot of things that they say they update that I don't even know what those things are. Should I just ignore those?
ie: Best Practices Analyzer for....
And there are 3.5.1 framework updates. And I am not using 3.5 I am using 4.5. Should I run the 3.5 updates or skip those?
There are updates for IE10 and IE11, and this machine has IE8. So?