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  • Question

  • Hi Team,

    Just wanted to know that, is there any Prerequisites before installing / deploying any Microsoft patches to Servers 2003/2008/2012. Thanks

    Regards,

    Pavi




    • Edited by Pavi_Pavi Monday, October 6, 2014 12:52 PM
    Monday, October 6, 2014 11:41 AM

Answers

  • For 2003 I'd install service pack two followed by visiting windows updated repeatedly between reboots until no more are offered. For 2008 R2 I'd install the system update readiness tool followed by service pack one followed by visiting windows updated repeatedly between reboots until no more are offered. Same for 2012 by visiting windows updated repeatedly between reboots until no more updates are offered.

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

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

    • Marked as answer by Pavi_Pavi Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1:32 PM
    Monday, October 6, 2014 1:54 PM
  • Hi,

    You could consider to using Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer tools,

    MBSA 2.3 runs on Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP systems and will scan for missing security updates, rollups and service packs using Microsoft Update technologies. To assess missing security updates, MBSA will only scan for missing security updates, update rollups and service packs available from Microsoft Update. MBSA will not scan or report missing non-security updates, tools or drivers.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7558

    Regards.


    Vivian Wang

    • Proposed as answer by Vivian_Wang Monday, October 20, 2014 3:25 AM
    • Marked as answer by Pavi_Pavi Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1:32 PM
    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 5:40 AM

All replies

  • For 2003 I'd install service pack two followed by visiting windows updated repeatedly between reboots until no more are offered. For 2008 R2 I'd install the system update readiness tool followed by service pack one followed by visiting windows updated repeatedly between reboots until no more are offered. Same for 2012 by visiting windows updated repeatedly between reboots until no more updates are offered.

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

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

    • Marked as answer by Pavi_Pavi Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1:32 PM
    Monday, October 6, 2014 1:54 PM
  • Hi Dave,

    Apart from system update readiness tool... is there any other way to analysis prerequisites of Windows Servers patching. Thanks  

    Regards,

    Pavi




    • Edited by Pavi_Pavi Wednesday, October 8, 2014 7:16 AM
    Wednesday, October 8, 2014 7:15 AM
  • Not really. If you have a specific one in mind the KB article may provide details.

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

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

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014 9:31 AM
  • Hi,

    You could consider to using Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer tools,

    MBSA 2.3 runs on Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP systems and will scan for missing security updates, rollups and service packs using Microsoft Update technologies. To assess missing security updates, MBSA will only scan for missing security updates, update rollups and service packs available from Microsoft Update. MBSA will not scan or report missing non-security updates, tools or drivers.

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7558

    Regards.


    Vivian Wang

    • Proposed as answer by Vivian_Wang Monday, October 20, 2014 3:25 AM
    • Marked as answer by Pavi_Pavi Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1:32 PM
    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 5:40 AM
  • Hi Vivian & Dave,

    Thanks for your valuable inputs.

    Regards,

    Pavi




    • Edited by Pavi_Pavi Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1:38 PM
    Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1:32 PM