Silent Updates Making Noise

Admins who care have suspected for some time that Microsoft might be periodically pushing out patches to computers without so much as informing the receivers of said patches. And now, it's documented, as
Microsoft has revealed some of the secrets behinds its sleuth patching process in an article posted on its TechNet site.

Microsoft said there's a difference in what's being fixed with the silent patches, as opposed to the fixes that are known and fixed via the typical security bulletins. Some of the silent patches, Microsoft contends, are updates to code that Microsoft said is thoroughly tested before being sent out.

Are silent updates a good idea, or should Microsoft explain any changes it makes to your systems? Tell us here.

Posted by Michael Domingo on 02/18/2011 at 11:59 AM


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