sbs 2011 essentials with updates turned off

Posted on 2014-07-12
Last Modified: 2014-07-18
In the past I have used sbs 2011 essentials with updates turned on and had a lot of problems.

I recently reinstalled sbs 2011 essentials with updates turned off and everything works great.

My Questions is: How can I eliminate the security concerns with updates turned off. There are only 4 computers accessing a sql server database - 2 remotely. There is no need for email and accessing the internet.

Thanks for your help!
Question by:dave_sky
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    Update the system manually. On servers you should always do that manually, as otherwise they reboot without anyone knowing.

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    Just make sure that you do apply the updates. It may not be necessary to do them the day they are published, but don't wait too long. It is also a good idea to make sure the backup is OK before applying the updates, so you can easily restore the good version should anything break.

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