The SMS client is present on my computer (Windows XP SP2) to ensure that it’s up to date with security updates. I think that’s a good thing.
I happen to also use Windows Update and therefore tend to have security updates on my machine before I arrive in the office. Due to traffic in the UK I often work from home first thing in the morning and thereby reduce my commute.
Unfortunately SMS kicks in when I connect to the corporate network (as it did this morning) and informs me that I must allow it to update my system some time today.
Why on Earth can’t it check my system before forcing me to go through the hassle of slow network performance/CPU and the inevitable reboot. I’m not an SMS expert and therefore don’t know whether SMS can be configured to check first or if that’s a limitation of the product. Please hit the “comment button” if you have an incling either way.
YES I GET FRUSTRATED BY SECURITY sometimes just like everyone else. Effective Security is all about using controls in a meaningful way. I hope I’ve “lost the plot” somewhere here and one of you is going to add a comment letting me know how to comply with policy whilst avoiding the interruption of unnecessary updates.