Windows Patch Management: Definition, How It Works and Why It Helps

Windows patching is essential for closing system and application vulnerabilities and certifying that everything works as it should. Read on to find more about Microsoft Windows patch management, how can you implement a proper windows vulnerability management strategy and how can we help you.

What Is Windows Patch Management?

Windows patch management is the process of managing operating system updates for Windows systems, that includes the installation, testing, and deployment of patches to ensure that systems are running at peak performance.

What Is a Patch?

A patch is a software update released to correct errors, bugs, or security vulnerabilities in computer programs. Microsoft releases patches to fix vulnerabilities in their software on a regular basis. Patches are usually released as an update that can be downloaded and installed to update an application or system.

Types of Windows Patches

What are some types of Windows patches? These can be classified into several categories as seen below:

Critical Updates Security Updates Microsoft Quality Updates Updates Update Rollups Definition Updates Feature Packs Feature Packs Drivers Tools Windows Patch Management Process: How It Works

The patch management process for Windows can be enabled through Windows updates, through Windows Server Update Services, or even

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