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Applying Patches/Updates
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Westley Pruetting
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09/15/2017 2:50 PM

    Hello Community,

     

    We have been on Infor Lawson for a little over a year now.  We have been applying application patches on an as needed basis.  I'm looking to be a little more proactive than our current approach with the end goal of being current.  Does anyone have any suggestions?  Any feedback is appreciated. 

     

    Thanks,
    Wes

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    09/18/2017 9:19 AM
    This topic has been well documented over the years.
    Really, you can be extra proactive and expend lots of time and resources applying patches on a daily/weekly basis.
    Or, you can be reactive and apply patches really only on a as-needed or some other kind of basis. Including when critical notifications are posted within InforXtreme, which should be read and interpreted and applied as necessary/required.
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    09/18/2017 1:55 PM
    We apply patches as needed or if a critical notification is posted. I agree with Roger that too much time would be expended apply all patches. For instance, we only pay in one state so any patches for other states/countries are not applied unless they are rolled into a patch that we do need.
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    10/02/2017 9:28 AM
    My typical recommendation is to not be particularly pro-active with patches as that way lies madness (we have a rather vigorous change control practice and the testing alone will eat us alive).  Keep up with Application Service Packs, which are (usually) released on a predicable schedule and that should reduce the number of patches you need to apply in a reactive manner (and it will reduce the overall impact of the patches you do end up applying).
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    10/02/2017 9:45 AM
    I don't recommend applying CTPs or environment patches unless a specific issue has been identified. You must test every program that is being updated because its always a crapshoot as to whether the patch will break something else. Stick to being timely with service packs (annually is good) and only apply patches when needed.
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