MS SQL Patching

Has anyone created a policy specifically for patching MS SQL servers?

Those patches come through Windows Update, so they should get applied automatically to any Windows machine that qualifies. You shouldn’t need a special policy that differs from your normal Windows policy. Does that give you what you need? Or are you wanting to do something different specifically with your MS SQL servers?

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We haven’t created a policy like that yet, but I have a feeling we will soon. Some DBAs are hesitant to take SQL Server patches right away.

I would create a “Patch Only” policy and filter the list for anything with the words “SQL Server”. From there, select the patches you want to allow to be deployed.

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Thanks @Chris - I’m guessing @rwagner’s situation is probably similar to yours, so that’s very helpful!

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Thank you very much for your responses! They have been very helpful

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