SOURCE: SolarWinds


September 17, 2014 07:30 ET

SolarWinds® Head Geek to Address Microsoft® WSUS Best Practices at SpiceWorld 2014

SolarWinds Head Geek and Veteran Microsoft MVP Lawrence Garvin Will Present Management Tips for Deploying, Implementing and Conquering Microsoft Windows® Server Update Services (WSUS) at Spiceworks IT Conference

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Sep 17, 2014) - SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced its upcoming participation at SpiceWorld™, an IT conference hosted by Spiceworks to be held in Austin, Texas, on September 23-24, 2014. At the event, SolarWinds Head Geek and award-winning Spiceworks® IT community contributor Lawrence Garvin will share his Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) expertise as part of the IT Infrastructure track.

"SolarWinds and Spiceworks both pride themselves on their relationships with IT Pros and value any opportunity to engage with the community both online and in person. SpiceWorld has established itself as a hub for learning and collaboration throughout the IT community, and it provides a great environment for us to engage with some of the best and brightest in IT," said Lawrence Garvin, Head Geek, SolarWinds. "As a frequent Spiceworks contributor and past SpiceWorld attendee, I am thrilled to get to reconnect with folks I know from the community, meet newcomers, and to take the stage this year as a speaker."

In his session, "Deploy, Implement and Conquer WSUS," on Wednesday, September 24 at 10:15 a.m. CDT, Garvin will focus on WSUS, documentation review, general considerations for deployment, and installation prerequisites along with installation on connected and disconnected servers, and migrating and upgrading existing WSUS servers. Specifically, his discussion will highlight:

  • Tips and tricks for successfully installing WSUS
  • Installation differences between the three versions of WSUS
  • Migration techniques for converting a WSUS v3 server to WSUS v6

Garvin is a Microsoft Certified IT Professional and a nine-time consecutive recipient of the Microsoft MVP award in recognition for his contributions to the Microsoft TechNet WSUS forum. He has been working with Microsoft WSUS and Software Update Services (SUS) since the release of SUS SP1 in 2003, and update management, generally, since the availability of Windows Update in 1997. Currently rated as a Cayenne-level contributor, Lawrence has become a relied-upon resource within the Spiceworks community specifically within the WSUS group.

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About SolarWinds
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