Install previously downloaded updates awaiting install on server from remote PC

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We have several servers across several locations.  Currently windows updates are set to download automatically on each server but not install.

I would like a way of kicking off the installation of these patches remotely, and possibly restarting the server remotely once the updates have been applied.

Does anyone know a way of doing this from an XP client though the command line?

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You'd be better off installing and using Windows Software Update Services (WSUS) on a server and using that to manage the updates on all your servers (and clients too if need be). You can download it here:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/wsus/default.aspx

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Thanks Jonathen.

We use WSUS for clients but do not wish to use it on servers at the moment.

Any other ideas?

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