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ITMU Version 3 and SMS 2003 Security Updates Problem

Posted on 2007-04-02
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Here is a question that I have not found an answer regarding ITMU Version 3 and SMS 2003.  I have a Primary Site and 5 Secondary Sites.  I attempt to distribute Security Updates via SMS 2003 using ITMU Version 3 and it will run and say it has completed.  However, you will look at the client machine and see no updates installed.  Re-Run the advertisement and the Software updates start installing.  Has anyone seen this?

Thanks,

PB
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by:NJComputerNetworks
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I would think that this is more of a configuration error...

1) Make sure that after you install the ITMU, that you run the scanner package frequently (I run it every night).  [Micosoft Update Tool --> Microsoft Update Tool (expedited)]   -- This program uses the downloaded cab file that contains a database of all known Microsoft security patches and compares these to the client machine.  

2) Configure a new package that contains security fixes using the ITMU wizard.  This package will actually implement the patches on the client machines.....  

I would guess that maybe you have something misconfigured in your advertisment...  

Here are some videos that might help...


http://blogcastrepository.com/blogcasts/folders/sms/default.aspx

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by:wlfhybrd
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I have deleted the package previously and ran a new package with all the Security Updates, then each month I will add the newest patches to the existing package.  Everything is silent without reboot.  We ask our end users to reboot at the end of each day, in order for the reboot to take effect.
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This is a good way to implement your security patches (you might want to create a seperate collection for your servers and add the reboot to them).

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Thanks,

I have a Servers Security Updates Collection and a Workstations Securty Updates Collection.  Do you know of any issues with the Client causing the inability of the updates to run?  I notice that I have advertisements out there that supercede the Windows Updates package.  Newer Advertisememts seem to push before the Windows Update advertisements.  Any thoughts?
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No, I don't know of any issue... if you use the ITMU wizard to pick updates to push out, it is smart enough to implement patches on clients only if the client machine is vulnerable.

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