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Re: Re: Microsoft Security, baby steps ?[Scanned]
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 11:20:32 -0500
On Thu, 18 Mar 2004 14:44:33 GMT, "James P. Saveker" <james () wetgoat net> said:
Also SMS(bits update) and SUS are not designed to bring machines up to date
from gold install editions. That should be done by slipstreaming updates
onto install cd's and preferably in a corporate environment you are not
going to be installing lots of machines from disks so the same principal
should be applied to your RIS server or albeit image multicasting server.
If you have 30K machines, figure on several dozen needing to install from disk
*every day*, just due to hard drive failures and the like.
And it only takes 1 junior secretary using the old disks instead of last Tuesday's.....
The real problem is at the low-end corporate environment - how many sites that
have only 50 or 100 machines can afford somebody who's able to slipstream
updates every month?