Software Deployment, Updating, and Patching

Bill Stackpole, Patrick Hanrion

December 17, 2007 by CRC Press
Reference - 424 Pages - 76 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849358005 - CAT# AU5800

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Features

  • Demonstrates how to implement a software updating and patching management strategy for a Microsoft environment
  • Illustrates how to take inventory of IT assets and identify old versions and potential vulnerabilities
  • Shows how to test updates and patches to verify functionality, stability, and compatibility
  • Allows readers to create and execute a deployment plan with recovery and remediation options
  • Summary

    The deployment of software patches can be just as challenging as building entirely new workstations. Training and support issues can haunt even the most successful software launch for months. Preparing for the rigors of software deployment includes not just implementing change, but training employees, predicting and mitigating pitfalls, and managing expectations.

    Software Deployment, Updating, and Patching provides the skills you need to develop a comprehensive strategy for tracking and managing system configurations, as well as for updating and securing systems with the latest packs and patches. Written by two of Microsoft’s top experts, this clear and concise manual demonstrates how to perform inventories of IT assets, test compatibility, target deployment, and evaluate management technologies. It also shows you how to create and implement your own deployment plans with recovery and remediation options, and how to recognize potential vulnerabilities.