windows xp sp2

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by bill, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. bill

    bill Guest

    is it possible to automatically install sp2 to network clients at a scheduled
    time?
     
    bill, Mar 10, 2005
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  2. Hi,

    Yes this would be possible and there are few possible ways. One is to write
    as script that would run at certain time and install the update. The other
    would be to use service such as SUS (if you enough clients to justify
    deployment of SUS). After you approve the patches (and in this case SP2) it
    will be deployed to your clients.
     
    Miha Pihler [MVP], Mar 10, 2005
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  3. bill

    bill Guest

    thanks for the response.

    could you direct me to a web site that has how to's for the sript and SUS?

    many thanks.
     
    bill, Mar 10, 2005
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  4. bill

    bill Guest

    can SUS be used to deploy sp2?

     
    bill, Mar 10, 2005
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  5. bill

    Todd J Heron Guest

    Yes.
     
    Todd J Heron, Mar 10, 2005
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  6. bill

    bill Guest

    where do i find the group policy setting ("located in compuuter
    configuration\administrative templates\windows components\windows update")
    refered to in the SUS overview document? I have looked everyware and I cannot
    find it?

    thanks.
     
    bill, Mar 11, 2005
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  7. Do you have domain environment?

    If not you can see local policies if you follow this:

    Start -> run -> gpedit.msc and click OK. Now follow this ...

    Computer configuration -> administrative templates -> windows components ->
    windows update

    What operating system do you run?
     
    Miha Pihler [MVP], Mar 11, 2005
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  8. Australis is correct.
    If you do not see what Miha has described, you have to add the template to
    the administrative template in the group policy that is applied to the
    computers in question.

    Open the Group Policy that you want to apply to the comptuers.
    Under Computer Settings, right click on Administrative Templates and choose
    Add/Remove.
    Click add and add wuau.adm. This file should be on the server if you
    installed SUS on it.

    Hope this helps.
     
    Jeremy Church, Mar 13, 2005
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  9. bill

    bill Guest

    Excuse my newbie-ness but when using SUS do i need to configure the server
    for updates or will the server still automatically check the microsoft
    windows update site?

    thanks.
     
    bill, Mar 14, 2005
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  10. Hi,

    You can schedule the server to check with Microsoft if there are any new
    updates available (e.g. check every evening). Still Microsoft releases
    patches once a month (every second Tuesday in a month)...
     
    Miha Pihler [MVP], Mar 14, 2005
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  11. bill

    bill Guest

    system: one windows 2003 server. SUS installed on this server.

    if i approve the server updates using sus will these be automatically
    installed to the server or will the server still look at windows update for
    the updates? I dont want the server automatically re starting!
     
    bill, Mar 14, 2005
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  12. It depends how you configure the Local or Group Policy. You can configure it
    to just download the update and wait for approval.

    This is where Group Policy (in Active Directory domain) comes in handy. They
    allow you to set different policies to different computers. This way you can
    automatically deploy patches to user computers (install and reboot) while
    you only download the patch on the server where it waits for administrator's
    approval...
    You can still do this without domain, but you will have to do it on each
    system individually...

    Software Update Services Overview White Paper
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/sus/susoverview.mspx
     
    Miha Pihler [MVP], Mar 14, 2005
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