Install previously downloaded updates awaiting install on server from remote PC

Hi

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?

Cheers
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Jon WinterburnCommented:
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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adminukAuthor Commented:
Thanks Jonathen.

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

Any other ideas?

Cheers

Neil
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Jon WinterburnCommented:
Maybe these 2 articles can point you in the right direction?

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457071.aspx

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/262841
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