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How could I achieve something like SUS on a linux box?


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up2date kicked off via a cron job every night

up2date was created by redhat and can be found on it's variants.

apt-get if your using Debian
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by:mburdick
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g0rath, I think the poster is looking for a way to gather and distribute MS Patches using a Linux machine... not looking to keep a Linux machine patched.

I'm interested in the same thing, so I'm listening too...
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yes mburdick is correct, i was making a script that AT could run automatically at night, but i got stuck on how to verify if the computer has already installed the patch or not... (and many other problems.. jeje)
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ash4stuff,

You can use Microsoft tools like MBSA or the "DOS" version of HFNetCheck from Shavlik to scan your local system to see what patches are installed or "missing".
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the script is still not working, but its getting better! :D thanks..

id love to see a software package that integrates helpfull scripts, ssh & vnc, and everything posible to be able to control all my windows clients... from my linux box :D
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