Sun, Aug 7 2011 22:54
Rolling out Windows 7 sp1
So I'm starting to roll out Windows 7 sp1 on the workstations at the office and unfortunately due to the lovely past history of the service pack with WSUS I'm not comfy with using WSUS - or even Shavlik and doing an automated deployment of SP1.
I am comfy with either MUing manually, or using the full install on a workstation. Which means a long... slow... process of starting the install and going back (remotely of course) about 30 minutes to an hour later and kicking a reboot.
On remote servers, fortunately I have a remote access card (iLos on HP, Dracs on Dell) so that should anything horrific occur I can gain access to it.
To do this, I need another static IP for that remote access card.
Now before you think this is just for the expensive uber servers, even the HP microserver can have a remote access card for about $80US. Which is cheap price to pay versus getting in a car and driving across town, or in the case of remote servers, where they are in a colo and there's no way you'd be getting in a car.
Bottom line, even the lower end servers are now offering means to remotely connect to servers.
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