Applying locally is undesirable for a number of reasons:
- Increased error rate because of manual application (e.g. the human factor)
- Increased labor costs
- User interruption during patch application
So, if you are an organization of at least 30 or so workstations wrestling with the issue of patch management, I would strongly suggest beginning to look into automation. If your budget cannot currently handle adding third-party solutions, you can examine using some homegrown solutions such as batch files, logon scripts, and WMI scripting.
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