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Automate Patch Management Across Your Network

If you manage a Microsoft Windows network, you probably find yourself overwhelmed at times by the sheer volume of updates and patches released by Microsoft for its products. You know these updates are critical to keep your network running efficiently and securely, but staying current amid all your other responsibilities can be almost impossible. Microsoft's recently released Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) is designed to streamline this process. Learn how to take full advantage of WSUS using Syngress's proven "How to Cheat" methodology, which gives you everything you need and nothing you don't.

  • Deploy WSUS in the Enterprise Synchronize updates in large networks by configuring an upstream Software Update Services (SUS) server to host updates and metadata for multiple downstream servers.

  • Patch All Your Most Critical Microsoft Software WSUS now upgrades the latest versions of Windows, Office, Exchange, SQL Server, and MSDE.

  • Take Complete Control of the Update Process Manage updates precisely from the initial download through approving, targeting, scheduling, installing and, if necessary, removing updates.

  • Consolidate Status Reporting Define, develop, produce, and publish reports directly from WSUS.

  • Integrate WSUS with Active Directory Use your existing Active Directory and network management infrastructure to update computer groups based on type, model, role, criticality, and location.

  • Migrate from SUS to WSUS Perform an in-place upgrade or an across-the-wire upgrade to migrate updates and approvals from a SUS server to a WSUS server.

  • Change Your Local Storage Location Use WSUSUtil.exe to change the hard disk used by WSUS for storing updates.

  • Manage WSUS on the Go Use the robust Web interface to administer WSUS from remote locations.

UPDATED TOC

  • Chapter 1 Windows Server Update Services Essentials

  • Chapter 2 Preparing for WSUS

  • Chapter 3 Installing WSUS

  • Chapter 4 Upgrading from SUS to WSUS

  • Chapter 5 Deploying WSUS in the Enterprise

  • Chapter 6 Administering WSUS Servers

  • Chapter 7 Configuring and Administering WSUS Clients

  • Chapter 8 Securing WSUS

  • Chapter 9 Managing the WSUS Environment

  • Chapter 10 Using WSUS on a Disconnected Network

  • Chapter 11 Troubleshooting WSUS

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