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The Best Windows Patching Solution

While Windows operating systems have fallen in market share in the past few years, Windows still accounts for over 80% of desktop operating systems. Many enterprise organizations are built completely around Windows, and even newer and smaller companies are likely to use Windows for a majority of their laptops and desktops due to the affordability […]

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A Solution To WSUS Update Problems

WSUS is used by many SysAdmins to check for and apply Windows patches in a semi-automated manner. The free tool was introduced by Microsoft over a decade ago to reduce the manual elements of patching and ensure systems are up-to-date on all workstations. However, as networks have become larger and more complex, frustrations with the […]

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Pros And Cons Of Patching With WSUS

WSUS is a widely used free program for those looking to add some automation to their Windows patching process. Distributed by Microsoft, WSUS was designed to alleviate the pain and difficulty of patching manually. For Windows networks, WSUS seemed like a simple solution to the patching process. Unfortunately, there have been issues with it, ever […]

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Pros and Cons of Patching with SCCM

Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) is a paid lifecycle management solution from Microsoft that keeps track of a network’s inventory, assists in application installation, and deploys updates and security patches across a network. While SCCM uses Microsoft’s WSUS patching system to check for and install updates, it gives users additional control over when and […]

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Are There Affordable WSUS Alternatives?

Microsoft’s free updating system, WSUS, provides small and medium-sized businesses a way to create a semi-automated patching process with no upfront cost. WSUS does remove some manual elements of patching, but it has significant limitations both in the system itself and the functions it is designed to perform. IT Managers and SysAdmins working with WSUS […]

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Should I Replace WSUS?

Windows Software Update Service (WSUS) was released in 2005 as an improved version of Microsoft’s previous update service, Software Update Service (SUS). At the time Windows operating systems were prevalent and patching endpoints individually had become a stretch on bandwidth and human resources. SUS and WSUS solved this issue by allowing IT Managers to download […]

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