Is there a way to force upgrades to your client with no user interaction .. no notifacation to download or install ... just have it runin the background   ...  alsxo will wsus run on 20002 or do you need 2003? Thank you very much .. please get back to me asap!! 1  
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To answer your questions - Yes you can auto-install the updates without the user knowing its happening.  You set it in the WSUS/SUS group policy - wuau.adm file has all the settings - you can select from 4 types of install and one of them is the auto-install.  However, some updates DO require a restart before you can install more - Windows Installer 3.1 for example.  

WSUS will run on Windows 2000 but it is designed for 2003 - I have not seen any info to say it causes any probs on a 2000 platform though.

I totally recommend going to WSUS over SUS - I had 3 SUS servers which then became 3 WUS servers and now they are 3 WSUS servers - WSUS is definetly the best - they all look much the same but many bugs fixed in WSUS.
Have a look at for good troubleshooting and info

hope this helps
I agree with nodisco.  Go with WSUS, They are soon going to switch completly over to WSUS, discontinue SUS, so you might as well install WSUS, Rather than installing SUS and Updating to WSUS in the near future
By the Way, SUS is loosing support from MS !

So do has they have told you, and move to WUS in a hurry !

It's quite pacific upgrade and very, very easy to administer !

Best Regards !
FYI - choose option 4 in the "Configure Windows Updates" part of the wuau.adm group policy.  This sets the policy to "auto update and schedule install".

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