Sunday, February 22, 2004 5:25 PM
MS Security Updates CD - Thoughts and Questions
Everybody seems to be blogging about the MS Security Update CD, and I ordered one myself for the purpose of testing builds and client installs, and it's got me wondering.
What is/will be the attitude of MS about copying/sharing this CD? The company I work for does 2-3 installs a month, and one of the things we strive for is that the machines be as up-to-date as possible. If the machines haven't been updated in a while/never, this can take a while, even over a high-speed link. So having this CD available, or sent to the client before-hand for install would be convenient. What will the policy be for making this available to clients? (If we bring it along, it's one thing, but copying it and sending it, I'm sure is a different matter)
Also, what would be the process to go about getting several copies of the CD? Instead of handing out copies, sending over official discs from MS would be a good way to get everything up-to-date. And it woud avoid any problems mentioned in the first paragraph. How would a company go about obtaining/purchasing a set of CDs to keep on hand for new clients?
Most of us who blog are going to be the same ones who keep our machines up-to-date, but it's those we deal with/work with who are going to need this type of thing, and 2-4 weeks will not be an acceptable turn-around when you've got a 3 week lead-time on a new clients.