Security Patches as ISO images

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 21 Feb. 2006 / Last Updated on 21 Feb. 2006]

You can obtain patches for Windows as an ISO (CD) image.

If you are a large enterprise and support multiple different language versions of Microsoft Windows, downloading security patches and keeping track of them can be a nightmare. For example, some security updates are released in over 100 different versions!

To ease the pain of patching Windows in an enterprise like this, you can now obtain .iso images of Windows patches from the Microsoft Download Center. To find these iso images and download them, search the Download Center for "Security and Critical Releases ISO Image" and choose the particular month's patches you need.

Note that these patches are for Windows platforms only, not for Exchange or other products.

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see www.mtit.com .

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