Step-by-Step Guide

Patching resource kit

From vulnerability scanning to patching flubs, here's a collection of other helpful resources to ensure your patching efforts are effective – without having to rely on a patching tool.

Scanning and testing

  • Weed out those unpatched systems
  • Virtually test your patches
  • Verify all patches are present
  • Patch deployment

  • Prioritizing critical Windows patches
  • Keeping remote PCs patched
  • Keeping networked devices patched
  • Patching flubs

  • Undo your Windows patching mistakes
  • What not to do when patching
  • Ask the Patch Management Expert

  •'s Jason Chan is available to answer your patching questions

  • Patch management must-dos

     Home: Introduction
     Step 1: Do understand what is being patched
     Step 2: Do review patches every day
     Step 3: Do make sure patches are actually being applied
     Step 4: Do it yourself when necessary
     Resource kit: Tips for testing, deploying and fixing patches

    Brien M. Posey, MCSE, MVP
    Brien M. Posey is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his work with Windows 2000 Server and IIS. He has served as CIO for a nationwide chain of hospitals and was once in charge of IT security for Fort Knox. As a freelance technical writer, he has written for Microsoft, TechTarget, CNET, ZDNet, MSD2D, Relevant Technologies and other technology companies.
    Copyright 2005 TechTarget

    This was first published in May 2005

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