Most computer users take pains to keep their systems up to date. While this is usually a good idea, occasionally users may download and install a patch that turns out to be flawed in some way. At times, this situation can be remedied by installing a second patch that can remove the first; in more dire circumstances, the buggy patch may cause severe problems that impede such a simple fix. The problem of buggy updates becomes even more complicated when an entire organization is involved, since dozens of computers at once may have acquired a flawed patch. How can businesses and other organizations best remediate this situation without a laborious computer-by-computer manual fix?
Fortunately, there is an efficient solution for firms that employ the Windows Server Update Service to deploy updates to all workstations used by employees and managers. The Windows Server Update Service can also be used to eradicate buggy or bad patches from the client computers to which it is connected. This is only possible, however, when the Windows Server Update Service was used in the first place to deploy the buggy update.
Managed programs staff who come from an IT company to provide regular, scheduled services for your company will be familiar with the process involved, which involves first approving a patch removal procedure and then applying the procedure to specified groups of computers. The controls required can be found in the console box called "Update Services," which is a standard component of the Windows Server Update Service.