Click here to monitor SSC
SQLServerCentral is supported by Red Gate Software Ltd.
 
Log in  ::  Register  ::  Not logged in
 
 
 
        
Home       Members    Calendar    Who's On


Add to briefcase

Latest service pack - how to be alerted Expand / Collapse
Author
Message
Posted Tuesday, September 4, 2012 1:59 PM
SSC-Addicted

SSC-AddictedSSC-AddictedSSC-AddictedSSC-AddictedSSC-AddictedSSC-AddictedSSC-AddictedSSC-Addicted

Group: General Forum Members
Last Login: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 3:27 PM
Points: 481, Visits: 782
Having been a DBA for quite some time I am aware of the need to obtain and install the latest service pack, and do know where to find it. My question is this:

Is there a way to receive automatic alerts when a service pack has been distributed?
Post #1354161
Posted Wednesday, September 5, 2012 11:47 AM


SSCertifiable

SSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiable

Group: General Forum Members
Last Login: Today @ 9:57 AM
Points: 7,080, Visits: 12,571
I setup a recurring Outlook Task to remind me to check for new versions every two weeks. I will typically plan to roll out relevant updates to a Dev server first, then bring them through the environments until they make it to Prod.

You can also subscribe to Aaron Bertrand's or Glenn Berry's newsletters. They typically send out notices.


__________________________________________________________________________________________________
There are no special teachers of virtue, because virtue is taught by the whole community. --Plato
Post #1354789
Posted Wednesday, September 5, 2012 1:13 PM
SSC-Addicted

SSC-AddictedSSC-AddictedSSC-AddictedSSC-AddictedSSC-AddictedSSC-AddictedSSC-AddictedSSC-Addicted

Group: General Forum Members
Last Login: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 3:27 PM
Points: 481, Visits: 782
Thanks! Both those names look familiar. I've been away from the forums/blogs for a while, and just getting to the point where I want to take my DBA skills to the next level.
Post #1354835
Posted Wednesday, September 5, 2012 1:20 PM
SSC-Addicted

SSC-AddictedSSC-AddictedSSC-AddictedSSC-AddictedSSC-AddictedSSC-AddictedSSC-AddictedSSC-Addicted

Group: General Forum Members
Last Login: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 3:27 PM
Points: 481, Visits: 782
Also... since you did advise on installing, would you have any tips for applying a service pack to a production server running SharePoint? We are a small shop with no sandbox running SharePoint 2010 in this instance.
Post #1354842
Posted Wednesday, September 5, 2012 1:24 PM


SSCertifiable

SSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiable

Group: General Forum Members
Last Login: Today @ 9:57 AM
Points: 7,080, Visits: 12,571
You're most welcome.

I have to admin, I have very little experience with SQL Server admin as it relates to SharePoint (not since 2007 and only a very small install). You may get some responses on this thread, or go ahead and post a new thread. There is bound to be someone qualified in SharePoint admin perusing this site that can and will provide some solid guidance.


__________________________________________________________________________________________________
There are no special teachers of virtue, because virtue is taught by the whole community. --Plato
Post #1354846
Posted Wednesday, September 5, 2012 2:12 PM


SSC-Forever

SSC-ForeverSSC-ForeverSSC-ForeverSSC-ForeverSSC-ForeverSSC-ForeverSSC-ForeverSSC-ForeverSSC-ForeverSSC-ForeverSSC-ForeverSSC-ForeverSSC-ForeverSSC-ForeverSSC-Forever

Group: General Forum Members
Last Login: Today @ 2:44 PM
Points: 42,443, Visits: 35,498
Stick this into your favourite RSS reader http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlreleaseservices/rss.aspx


Gail Shaw
Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server 2008, MVP
SQL In The Wild: Discussions on DB performance with occasional diversions into recoverability

We walk in the dark places no others will enter
We stand on the bridge and no one may pass

Post #1354881
Posted Wednesday, September 5, 2012 2:32 PM


SSCertifiable

SSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiableSSCertifiable

Group: General Forum Members
Last Login: Today @ 9:57 AM
Points: 7,080, Visits: 12,571
GilaMonster (9/5/2012)
Stick this into your favourite RSS reader http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sqlreleaseservices/rss.aspx

Very cool, thanks for sharing *adds to rss reader* It looks like they've fallen a little behind though. No new posts since 8/1


__________________________________________________________________________________________________
There are no special teachers of virtue, because virtue is taught by the whole community. --Plato
Post #1354893
Posted Wednesday, September 5, 2012 3:00 PM
SSC-Addicted

SSC-AddictedSSC-AddictedSSC-AddictedSSC-AddictedSSC-AddictedSSC-AddictedSSC-AddictedSSC-Addicted

Group: General Forum Members
Last Login: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 3:27 PM
Points: 481, Visits: 782
Placed your rss link in my Live Bookmarks. I think staying tuned in (reading SQL ServerCentral, blogs, etc.) as well as the rss feed I will be all set.

Thanks!
Post #1354910
« Prev Topic | Next Topic »

Add to briefcase

Permissions Expand / Collapse