Applying Operating System Updates on SharePoint Servers

Updated: April 21, 2010

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

An important part of computer maintenance is ensuring that operating systems and software are up to date. Updates—known as "fixes," "patches," "service packs," and "security rollup packages"—help to protect computers and data.

You can use your preferred method for deploying software updates, such as Automatic Updates or Windows Server Update Services, on computers running Windows SharePoint Services that are protected by DPM. Because some software updates require a computer restart, you should schedule or perform the updates at times that have the least impact on protection operations.

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