MSFT ending individual patches for W7,W8 and WS

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by rshrugged, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. rshrugged macrumors 6502a

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    The policy change includes Windows Server -- 2008 R2, 2012 and 2012 R2. Monthly rollups begin in October.
    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com...ervicing-model-for-windows-7-and-windows-8-1/
     
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 604

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    So they just pack up everything and throw it out altogether.
    Hmm. Anyway, for me it is fine.
    I am still waiting Windows Server 2016.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    I can't help but think this would make life a lot easier. I'm getting new Vms built for my application at work, and they're all going to be Win 2012 R2. We're not ready for 2016, and the application we're upgrading, hasn't certified (AFAIK) win 2016 yet
     
  4. rshrugged thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    From the narrow POV of efficiency, it's much more defensible than mandatory updates. I prefer to pick and choose and to have the ability to uninstall an individual kb that proves to be incompatible or troublesome. MSFT didn't seek my advice. : -)
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    While I manage my own servers, we have a team that handles all of the patching. I have no say in the matter and once a month they patch the servers.
     

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