Posted on 2015-02-12
can I ask for those of you who are responsible for applying security and patch updates to your server OS and apps (i.e. SQL, Exchange) etc, is there a specific target you aim for in terms of how long after release you apply the patches. And from an admin point of view, what issues/delays do you incur to make it practical to apply the patches within a pre-defined timeframe. My novice view who has no experience in patching systems is that they should be applied pretty quickly after release, but I am not sure on the practicalities of that and what needs considering before it becomes practical to apply the patches.