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Can Active Directory also be used as a Patch Management Solution?

Can Active Directory also be used as a Patch Management Solution? It is supposed to do software distribution?

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Yes, Group Policies can be used to distribute software. Simple software packages can be distributed without too much trouble – larger more complex applications and diverse computing environments call for something more flexible like SMS or CCM from On Technologies. Another solution would be to use a SUS setup. This is a method Microsoft has used to provide customers with a way a specifically deploying patches and updates. This works in conjunction with the Automatic Update Feature on Windows 2000/XP/2003. Here is where you can find more information on the SUS solution (which doesn't cost you anything by the way):
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/sus/susoverview.mspx

This was first published in January 2004

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