Microsoft: Use deadline policies and a ‘cloud cadence mindset’ for faster patching

Microsoft last week said the most important Windows policies enterprises can set to speed up Windows servicing are those configuring deadlines.

“Setting Compliance Deadlines is the most important policy that every enterprise who cares about achieving reliable update velocity should set,” the Redmond, Wash. company said in the recently-published “Optimizing Windows 10 update adoption” document. (The document is included in this download, “Windows 10 Update Baseline,” as a separate PDF.)

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By setting deadline policies, IT admins determine how quickly the update components of Windows should complete the task. According to Microsoft, “These Windows components adapt their behavioral heuristics based on these deadlines in order to attempt to meet the stated deadline.”

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Source:: Computerworld