The Apply Patches and Updates for Windows Desktops module provides you with the instruction and Server hardware to develop your hands on skills. This module includes the following exercises:

  • Configure and Run Windows Update

Exam Objectives

The following exam objectives are covered in this lab:

  • FC0-U51: 1.3 Given a scenario, use software management best practices (Patching/updates for OS, drivers, applications and security software).
  • FC0-U51: 5.1 Perform appropriate steps to set up a basic workstation (Run software and security updates).

Exercise 1 - Configure and Run Windows Update

With the ever increasing number of security threats and vulnerabilities in software products, network administrators must be one-step ahead in fighting off these loopholes in their computer systems. One method of vulnerability remediation on Windows and Linux systems is applying missing patches, service packs and updates. Most of these can downloaded for free from product website of the software vendor.

In this exercise, you will configure some of the common properties of Windows Update. You will likewise run them manually and examine the parameters on how the installation of updates can be automated in Windows.

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