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Windows® Essential Business Server 2008 Administrator's Companion by J. C. Mackin, Charlie Russel

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Configuring and Managing Software Updates

Keeping computer software updated in a network is one of the most important responsibilities of a network administrator. Bugs and exploits are found regularly in all software, so patching software is necessary to preserve good security and performance.

In your Windows EBS network, you manage and deploy updates centrally through System Center Essentials. System Center Essentials enables you to download software updates from the Internet to the Management Server, to deploy those updates from the Management Server to selected computers, and to keep track of the update status of clients. By default, these software updates include patches to Windows and other Microsoft products only, but you can use System Center ...

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