Just came into a new department and the DST changes have made it very clear that we are sadly lacking in management of Windows Updates. Currently running a Win 2000 Server domain. We have plans to upgrade to Win 2003 Server, but it won't happen in the near future.
I have been looking into software to help manage our updating process. I'm considering two.
1. Desktop Authority - seems like it will do everything I want. I also like the remote control option so I can remotely log into a user's pc. That would come in handy for troubleshooting, but all of our offices are within a couple of miles, travel time is almost non-existent, so it's not critical.
2. GFI Languard Network Security Scanner - is more of a network scanning tool that can also be used to push out updates. I like the functionality of the network scan and having that information on the network readily available.
So, what I am looking for is comments/suggestions from people who have used either or both of these. What did you think of the software? Did it do what you wanted? How easy was it to install and maintain? Any other suggestions?