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Automate Windows Updates With Win2K3

Posted on 2004-04-01
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Anyone have a step-by-step for setting up automated windows updates at a scheduled time.  We have servers on all the time so a daily check at say 3am is fine, but there are workstations that get shut off after hours.  Most likely I would need to use WOL to boot up machines to run the update routine, which app is the best for WOL, or schedule an update at bootup or shutdown. Need advice as to which is best, my goal is to do updates without interferring with the user's work.  500 points will be distributed evenly to participants.
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Hi madasczik,

Have you though about using Ms SUS product?

It's free and fairly straight forward to set up.

You can set the updates for the client machines run during the day, in the background and disable the reboot option for any patches that require it. When the machine is powered back on in the morning, the patch(s) is applied.

Here's all the links you should need:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/sus/default.mspx

And here's the troubleshooting page for it:
http://www.susserver.com/
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this is gonna make my life so much easier, thanks a bunch
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