Patches have just need released by a third-party vendor to resolve a major vulnerability. There are over 100 critical devices that need to be updated. Which of the following actions should be taken to ensure the patch is installed with minimal downtime?
A. Test the patch in a lab environment and then install it in the production network during the next scheduled maintenance:
B. Download and install all patches in the production network during the next scheduled maintenance period.
C. Configure end points to automatically download and install the patches.
D. Deploy the patch in a lab environment and immediately install it in the production environment.