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Windows Security patches - Any risks?

Discussion in 'General DBA Questions' started by akothand, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. akothand New Member

    All,

    In many of my previous places, we just dump whatever MS provides as security updates (Especially the high critical ones) such as MS05-039,MS05-041 etc to our Dev and prod servers.

    But in my current place they have this meticulous process where they want to apply it in Dev, then release it in prod.

    By your experiences, have you seen any risk at all with these Security patch updates from MicroSoft (most of them seem to be IE related)?

    Thanks for your time

    Thanks,
    Anand.K

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  2. Luis Martin Moderator

    As far I know, no problem.


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  3. akothand New Member

    Thank you Luis

    Thanks,
    Anand.K

    Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success
    and, above all, love - Swami Vivekananda
  4. ghemant Moderator

    Hi,
    no problems at all we also apply it on our Production and Development Server.


    Regards


    Hemantgiri S. Goswami
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  5. satya Moderator

    I suggest to test them before on the development/test environment with similar configuration that matches the PRoduction one and then apply on the live ones in order to avoid any spurious issues or performance related problems.

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  6. cmdr_skywalker New Member

    its rare you encounter problems but they sometimes exists. check first with test server.

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  7. Mixa New Member

    In our environment, we take an image of the OS 1st and then apply any patches.
  8. satya Moderator

    Well, that another best option to follow and in any case always suggested to test the implications of service pack and hotfix on a test environment which can simulate the production environment.

    Satya SKJ
    Microsoft SQL Server MVP
    Contributing Editor & Forums Moderator
    http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com
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