Lieberman Software Releases White Paper on How to Automate the Process that will Delay Windows Update from Installing Windows Service Pack 2 (SP2)

Lieberman Software Corporation™, a provider of mass management tools for Windows, announced today that system administrators can use User Manager Pro™ to quickly make the necessary registry changes to thousands of machines that will delay Windows Update from installing Windows Service Pack 2 (SP2). A white paper on this process can be found on the company’s website.

Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) August 15, 2004 -- Lieberman Software Corporation™, a provider of mass management tools for Windows, announced today that system administrators can use User Manager Pro™ to quickly make the necessary registry changes to thousands of machines that will delay Windows Update from installing Windows Service Pack 2 (SP2). A white paper on this process can be found on the company’s website - www.liebsoft.com/index.cfm/whitepapers.

Microsoft’s delivery of Service Pack 2 for Windows XP on August 16, 2004 via Automatic Update provides many desired security enhancements for home users, but can also wreak havoc in a networked environment where the effects of the service pack can be catastrophic in a matter of minutes of its installation.

Microsoft has provided a registry key/value pair that can be modified on each machine to inhibit the installation of the service pack for an additional 120 days to give the administrator enough time to evaluate SP2 and plan for its deployment. This change will prevent Windows Update from installing SP2 automatically, while allowing the system to still receive other updates. However, in large environments, it will be virtually impossible to make the required change to stop the installation on all machines before Automatic Update delivers the service pack.

User Manager Pro can make this change to all desired machines in a matter of minutes. Details on how to mass manage this process can be found on Lieberman Software’s Website - www.liebsoft.com/index.cfm/whitepapers . Besides making the change, User Manager Pro’s extensive logging capability will confirm if the change has been made or not. If any of the remote systems fail to take the change, User Manager Pro will create a background deferred processing job that will automatically retry the failed systems every 5 minutes until the change is applied.

“The release of Microsoft’s Service Pack 2 for Windows XP promises a significant improvement in workstation security for home users,” said Lieberman Software President, Phil Lieberman. “However, its premature application in a server based network environment without sufficiently tested policies could cause major disruptions in overall operations. User Manager Pro makes it easy for administrators to get the breathing room they need to successfully integrate this service pack into their organization.

About User Manager Pro
User Manager Pro rapidly mass manages security settings on servers and workstations. Armed with User Manager Pro, system administrators can report on and make global changes to local user credentials, groups, rights, registry settings, and more across an entire network in a single operation. The tool provides a complete user management package for Windows NT, 2000, XP and Server 2003 that gives system administrators more control over what is happening in their environment.

About Lieberman Software Corporation
Lieberman Software Corporation, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, builds server and workstation tools for Windows administration. These tools give system administrators increased control over their Windows environments through “mass management”: the ability to both report on and simultaneously make a variety of crucial changes to thousands of machines in a single operation. These functionally advanced tools automate time consuming, ongoing security, server and workstation maintenance enabling administrators to quickly accomplish vital tasks that are often ignored due to high cost or complexity. The products sold by Lieberman Software Corporation have helped thousands of customers with their network administration needs, including the top names in the Fortune 100, educational institutions and governmental agencies. Located in Beverly Hills, CA, Lieberman Software Corporation's products are sold worldwide. For more information, please visit our web site at www.liebsoft.com or call 800-829-6263 (US/Canada) or 310-550-8575 (Worldwide).

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