[Last Call] Learn about multicloud storage options and how to improve your company's cloud strategy. Register Now

x
?
Solved

What's the best way to apply patches to the clients

Posted on 2002-06-13
9
Medium Priority
?
152 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
Hello, all. I am using SMS to distribute software (include patches) to the clients. But it need the action from the clients. The users have to enter Advertised Programs, choose the software and run.
Is there any way to push the software to the clients and run the setup automatically?
0
Comment
Question by:myself7
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • +2
9 Comments
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:gikam
ID: 7077454
U can run software automatically on the clients machines when they logon. Just put the command line that launches the program in the logon script and u are done.
If the clients have win NT/2000 there are to issues to consider:
-the users must have the right privileges to run the application on their machine
-if u have admin rights on client machine u can use the AT command to run anything remotely at any time
Let me know if u need more details
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:myself7
ID: 7077495
Thanks for your comment. But what I want is: Install the software to the client automatically, no matter whether the user logged on or not. The situation is based on computers, not users. So I cannot use logon script.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:gikam
ID: 7077522
u can do that only on NT/2000 clients
with the AT command or a scheduled task which u can set remotely
second:
IF there is not user logged on, why installing anything on the computer??!? (for whom?)
Use a script and the first time the user logs, he will have the software
0
New feature and membership benefit!

New feature! Upgrade and increase expert visibility of your issues with Priority Questions.

 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:franka
ID: 7077940
on the clients you need to run the PCM as a service.
Which version of SMS do you use?

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;DE;q166765
0
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:mikecr
ID: 7078789
If you are on a Windows 2000 domain you can assign packages to be installed on computers by using group policy. Whenever any user logs in the package will be installed automatically.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:myself7
ID: 7082840
Well, I am using SMS 2.0.
Mikecr, How can I make the packages from the wodnlowded patches? (They are always exe files)
0
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
mikecr earned 400 total points
ID: 7083409
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:netwiz562
ID: 8961664
---- CLEAN UP ----

myself7,
No comment has been added lately (398 days), so it's time to clean up this TA.
I will leave a recommendation in the Cleanup topic area for this question:

RECOMMENDATION: [ Award points to mikecr ]

Please leave any comments here within the next seven days.

¡PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT THIS COMMENT AS AN ANSWER!

------------------------------
Rajiv Makhijani
EE Cleanup Volunteer
0

Featured Post

Tech or Treat! - Giveaway

Submit an article about your scariest tech experience—and the solution—and you’ll be automatically entered to win one of 4 fantastic tech gadgets.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
One of the most important things in an application is the query performance. This article intends to give you good tips to improve the performance of your queries.
Want to learn how to record your desktop screen without having to use an outside camera. Click on this video and learn how to use the cool google extension called "Screencastify"! Step 1: Open a new google tab Step 2: Go to the left hand upper corn…
Are you ready to place your question in front of subject-matter experts for more timely responses? With the release of Priority Question, Premium Members, Team Accounts and Qualified Experts can now identify the emergent level of their issue, signal…
Suggested Courses

650 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question