Windows Update Services Review

by Amit Zinman
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments TechGenix Apps & Hardening windows server security

Patch management is one of the hottest topics today. The outspread of Nimda using Operating System holes showed that though Microsoft provided patches half a year before the outspread of the virus a lot of machines were not updated. Other “worm” viruses soon followed. Microsoft provided SUS v.1 which was a sort of corporate Windows Update, configurable using Group Policy or the registry. The first release was a bit buggy and was soon updated. However the tool is still a bit limited, not updating Microsoft applications nor providing any means to actually track whether computers are actually being updated.