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Cytomax

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In network can WinXP Server AutoUpdate itself then AutoUpdate clients Automatically?

Hello all, I am going to setup a network as some of you can tell from the posts which i have been asking lately. Anyways i have a new question. Now i know i can autoupdate clients by themselves within WinXP but each have to download thier own files which is a big waist of bandwidth. I know i can also get the Service Packs but they are never up to date. So is there a way that my WinXP Server in the network can update itself then send those updates to its clients without haveing to redownload all the software... if this isnt possible in WinXP is it possible with Win2K3 Professional?
Thanks in Advance
Eddie
 

darthdana

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You need to use ServerUpdateService.

You can get sus sp1 from MS, it installs on 2000 or 2003 server. Then with a gpo, you can force clients to point to it or use a regsitry entry.

Then all you need to do is approve the updates on the SUS server.

If you didnt want to run a stand alone server, you could run one in a vm.

Read the white paper.

you might be better off, going to the windows update page, and going to the alternate download section and getting the updates directly, and saving them to a shared volume.
 
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Cytomax

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Thanks for the reply i dont mind doing this on a standalone server... by stand alone server i mean that i have a server and its barely doing anything its just a text based office using the network and im planning on using an opteron 244 maybe even dual with 1 gig of ram so it shouldnt be a problem for the server i would imagine. Also what is gpo? I understand that you have force clients to look for updates at the server instead of the ms server but is gpo a executable prog that does it for you.
Thanks in Advance

P.S. I just searched MS and found that GPO stands for Group Policy im guessing that is the policy of your work group on the internet or something of that sort. BTW Thanks again for pointing me in the right direction.

Eddie
 
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