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Anonymous
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January 4, 2005 12:43:03 PM

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I am trying to do some patch management by downloading patch files from
Microsoft. I have the following questions. Please help.
1. What is Q numbers, Service Patches, Update, etc. (Bascially, I want to
understand the numbering system from Microsoft, I am confused, such as
'Security Update for Windows XP (KB810217)', '329170: Security Update')
2. In the SUS server's detail info for patch file, there is a setup
parameters, such as '-q /Z -ER', what does it mean? Where to find more info?
If I manually run the exe, do I have to give them as arguments?
3. How does Microsoft or SUS make sure the patches are in order? If I
download all the patches files, which order should I execute them?
4. In SUS server, is there a way to limited only syn on Windows XP, not
include other platforms?

Thanks in advanced

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Anonymous
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January 4, 2005 2:53:06 PM

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There is a very good Patch Management Solution Accelerator document located
on the Microsoft website that would answer most of these questions for you....

CanNear

"David Tamus" wrote:

> I am trying to do some patch management by downloading patch files from
> Microsoft. I have the following questions. Please help.
> 1. What is Q numbers, Service Patches, Update, etc. (Bascially, I want to
> understand the numbering system from Microsoft, I am confused, such as
> 'Security Update for Windows XP (KB810217)', '329170: Security Update')
> 2. In the SUS server's detail info for patch file, there is a setup
> parameters, such as '-q /Z -ER', what does it mean? Where to find more info?
> If I manually run the exe, do I have to give them as arguments?
> 3. How does Microsoft or SUS make sure the patches are in order? If I
> download all the patches files, which order should I execute them?
> 4. In SUS server, is there a way to limited only syn on Windows XP, not
> include other platforms?
>
> Thanks in advanced
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
January 4, 2005 3:49:01 PM

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I cannot find the answers for patch numering system and manual executing
Patch parameter in the following Microsoft Doc.
* Delopying Microsoft Software Udpate Services
* Software Update Services Overview
* How to Perform Patch Management Using SUS
* Delpying Windows XP Sevice Pack 2 using Software Update Services

Hi CanNear or others, please help in directing me specifically. Thanks in
advanced

"CanNear" wrote:

> There is a very good Patch Management Solution Accelerator document located
> on the Microsoft website that would answer most of these questions for you....
>
> CanNear
>
> "David Tamus" wrote:
>
> > I am trying to do some patch management by downloading patch files from
> > Microsoft. I have the following questions. Please help.
> > 1. What is Q numbers, Service Patches, Update, etc. (Bascially, I want to
> > understand the numbering system from Microsoft, I am confused, such as
> > 'Security Update for Windows XP (KB810217)', '329170: Security Update')
> > 2. In the SUS server's detail info for patch file, there is a setup
> > parameters, such as '-q /Z -ER', what does it mean? Where to find more info?
> > If I manually run the exe, do I have to give them as arguments?
> > 3. How does Microsoft or SUS make sure the patches are in order? If I
> > download all the patches files, which order should I execute them?
> > 4. In SUS server, is there a way to limited only syn on Windows XP, not
> > include other platforms?
> >
> > Thanks in advanced
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
January 5, 2005 8:27:54 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

David Tamus wrote:

> I am trying to do some patch management by downloading patch files from
> Microsoft. I have the following questions. Please help.
> 1. What is Q numbers, Service Patches, Update, etc. (Bascially, I want to
> understand the numbering system from Microsoft, I am confused, such as
> 'Security Update for Windows XP (KB810217)', '329170: Security Update')

Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe
Microsoft software updates
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;824684

The number in itself is just a unique index number.


> 2. In the SUS server's detail info for patch file, there is a setup
> parameters, such as '-q /Z -ER', what does it mean? Where to find more info?

The security bulletin for each security update documents the command
line switches (expand the Security Update Information section).

A listing of security bulletins is to be found here:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx


> If I manually run the exe, do I have to give them as arguments?

No.


> 3. How does Microsoft or SUS make sure the patches are in order? If I
> download all the patches files, which order should I execute them?

Service packs first (with a reboot), then any Security Rollups (with a
reboot), then the latest cumulative Internet Explorer update (with a
reboot), then all other updates, order of install is irrelevant (you
may want to do a reboot for e.g. each 5th update you install).


> 4. In SUS server, is there a way to limited only syn on Windows XP, not
> include other platforms?

No, you will need to wait for the new version (WUS) that is in beta now.


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