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Microsoft automatic updates
« on: 30 Jul 2009 12:29:53 pm »
Our last consultant had told us that we should not install any/most of the updates from microsoft onto out cognos server. This seems crazy to me. Anyone have any info on this at all?

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Re: Microsoft automatic updates
« Reply #1 on: 30 Jul 2009 05:06:58 pm »
The best option would be to have a replica on vmware from your server, to load the patches on, to see what happens.
If one blows up the cognos part, you will have a culprit.
So i asume the consultant meant autoupdate is bad, but manual test/install after the update is a few weeks old is safer/best practice.

Cognos receives the updates proably the same time as you do. That does not give them much time to test, find, repeat, fix and release a hotfix for an issue. Cognos supports every issue you will have with MS hotfixes, but with all that downtime, you will not be happy.


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Re: Microsoft automatic updates
« Reply #2 on: 31 Jul 2009 09:50:55 am »
We impliment our Microsoft Patches on our Dev servers the week before we do it on prod.  I gives us enough time to check for issues.

We have been running our current environment for 2 years and have yet (knock on wood) to find a MS Patch that has caused a problem with C8.