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Event Review: Best Practices - Security Update Management with Systems Management Server 2003 (Session ITPROMGT-12)

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Session Outline

This session discusses best practices to consider when developing an update management solution using Systems Management Server 2003. The session will detail recommendations for all of the parts of a software update solution, including the setup stage, guidance on the software update cycle, specific recommendations for desktop, mobile computers, and server computers. The session will also discuss using the Dell inventory tool for updating Dell servers.

Session Agenda

  • The Update Preplanning Process
  • The Update Cycle Best Practices
  • Desktop Update Process
  • Server Update Process
  • Dell Update Inventory Tool

Session Media

This session consists of a Windows Media presentation and demonstrations:
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Demo: Installing a Security Update (Part 1)

In this demonstration, you will install the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates for Systems Management Server 2003 SP1.  

Demo: Installing a Security Update (Part 2)

In this demonstration, you will install a security update on a Windows XP SMS client computer using the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates and Systems Management Server 2003 SP1.  

Related Links

Use the following resources to learn more about topics covered in this briefing.

    Microsoft Press Books

    • Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 Administrator's Companion

      Summary: The comprehensive guide to planning, deploying, supporting Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003. This in-depth administrator's reference provides easy-to-follow procedures, practical workarounds, and key troubleshooting tactics for everyday situations. From remotely installing, managing, and troubleshooting applications to deploying patches, monitoring system usage, and tracking assets, you get must-know details for protecting and optimizing your technology investment.

    Training and Certification

    • Course 2811: Applying Microsoft Security Guidance: One day; Instructor-Led

      Summary: This one day, instructor-led, hands-on lab allows students to apply information and guidance that can help in implementing and managing security Microsoft Windows-based network.

    • TechNet Virtual Lab: Security

      Summary: Improve your organization's security strategy planning and management with the help of this virtual lab. Test security features of products such as Exchange Server 2003, Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server, and Windows Server 2003, and tools including Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA), and Software Update Services (SUS).