Winning the Hotfix Race

by Mark Burnett Sept. 1, 2017 via Symantec

Any NT or IIS admin is familiar with the process of applying service packs and hotfixes--as well as all the problems associated with it. But the fact is, no software is going to work 100% of the time, especially when you take into consideration the many security concerns of a web server. But Microsoft does not always make it easy on us. The process of keeping up-to-date can be a time-consuming and often confusing process. First, one must be aware of the issues and the availability of a fix. Then one must determine if the fix should actually be applied to each server. And finally there are the logistical issues of deploying hotfixes to a number of servers. But as long as there is software, there will be hotfixes for that software.