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Server updates

    Question

  • Hello all;

    Just wanted to know, how critical is if I dont update the server for many months? If these servers are not online and if I update DC01, will it automatically update dc02?

    Many Thanks

    Saturday, June 28, 2014 5:23 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    Windows updates are NOT replicated between computers automatically, doesn't matter if client or server OS.

    Updates will close security holes, correct programming code errors etc. so it is essential also on machines that are NOT connected to the internet to use ALL the available updates.


    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    MVP, MCP, MCTS
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
    My Blog: http://msmvps.com/blogs/mweber/

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees and confers no rights.


    Saturday, June 28, 2014 5:26 PM
  • Hello,

    in your case with machines without connection to the internet you should use http://www.wsusoffline.net/ which is exactly what you need. We also work with that tool in our not internet connected servers.

    There is also the option to use a WSUS server in the internet and then backup/restore it into an internal WSUS server, details about in http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708546(v=ws.10).aspx


    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    MVP, MCP, MCTS
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
    My Blog: http://msmvps.com/blogs/mweber/

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees and confers no rights.

    Sunday, June 29, 2014 12:10 PM

All replies

  • Hello,

    Windows updates are NOT replicated between computers automatically, doesn't matter if client or server OS.

    Updates will close security holes, correct programming code errors etc. so it is essential also on machines that are NOT connected to the internet to use ALL the available updates.


    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    MVP, MCP, MCTS
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
    My Blog: http://msmvps.com/blogs/mweber/

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees and confers no rights.


    Saturday, June 28, 2014 5:26 PM
  • Thank you Meinolf; So I was only able to update DC-01,and DC-02 is not able to update, will there be any environmental or dependency issues in running certain programs? just for argument sake.. thanks
    Saturday, June 28, 2014 6:59 PM
  • Hello,

    in your case with machines without connection to the internet you should use http://www.wsusoffline.net/ which is exactly what you need. We also work with that tool in our not internet connected servers.

    There is also the option to use a WSUS server in the internet and then backup/restore it into an internal WSUS server, details about in http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708546(v=ws.10).aspx


    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    MVP, MCP, MCTS
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
    My Blog: http://msmvps.com/blogs/mweber/

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees and confers no rights.

    Sunday, June 29, 2014 12:10 PM