It is time to manage the system updates to ensure all computers are kept up-to-date with security and bug fixes for the Microsoft software and operating systems. We can approve updates on an individual basis, as well as enabling automatic approval of certain types, such as security and critical updates. We need to break this down into three stages:
There is a fourth step to update management which is the deployment of non-Microsoft updates. This uses the software distribution mechanism that is discussed in the next chapter and will be covered there rather than here.