Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Windows HotFixes and updates, How they work???

I will try to keep this blog simple and precise.

Updates and Security Updates: They frequently contain security fixes. These are also known as GDR, General Distribution Release.
Hotfixes: Individual customer reported bugs will be fixed. These are also known as LDR, Limited Distribution Release.
Service Pack: The service pack is a major update in the life of an OS.


As described earlier GDR is General Distribution Release and LDR is Limited Distribution Release.

the below diagram explains how the flow work for each Service Pack.

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