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Webcast Series HOMEWORK - Week 12 (Maintenance and Updates)

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Windows Server Administration Webcast Series
Homework Assignment #12


  • Go to my blog , click on the category “TechNet Webcasts”, and view the “Resource Page” for part 12 of this series.  I’ve included several links relating to this topic, so take a look through those resources.  I really want this to be the vehicle we use to share information and open up discussions.
  • I am also posting the homework here now (duh!) as well as an edited Q&A summary for each week’s webcast.

2.  A Choice…

Go to the Windows Server Update Services Site and download the Release Candidate.  Try it out.  Check out the online resources and FAQ document there.

  — OR —

Virtual Lab: “Managing Security Updates with SMS”

This virtual lab allows you to:

  • Scan computers by using SMS 2003. Manage security update distribution by using SMS 2003.

On that Virtual Lab homepage, click on the Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 section

  • Then click on the “Step into the SMS 2003 Virtual Lab for Free
  • It might take a minute for this page to come up, depending on how busy the demoservers are.  (You will have better luck getting onto these in the early morning or late evening, US-time.) 
  • Follow the logon/signup instructions, and choose the “Managing Security Updates with SMS” lab.


  • Here, is this week’s “best of” Q&A log from the webcast.  Sincere thanks again...

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