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Windows® 7 Resource Kit by Tony Northrup Mitch Tulloch and Jerry Honeycutt

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The Process of Updating Network Software

You must plan to update every network feature that uses software. This naturally includes client and server operating systems and applications, but it also includes routers, firewalls, wireless access points, and switches. To keep your systems up to date, follow these steps:

  1. Assemble an update team.

  2. Inventory all software in your organization, and then contact each software vendor and determine its process of notifying customers of software updates. Some vendors will notify you of updates directly via e-mail, but others require you to check a Web site regularly. Assign individuals to identify software updates on a regular basis. For example, someone on your team should be responsible for checking every software ...

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