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What's the best way to run windows update as users log on?

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I really need a way to run Windows update across the network.Is there a way to do this as users log on or exactly what would be the best?
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Give it the option to update it automatically, so it will find any update and download it
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Create a short cut with the location of the windows xp update .exe file. Drop the shortcut in the startup folder. This will let the update run as when the user logs in.

For the best results you may want to use WSUS:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/wsus/default.aspx

Allows "administrators to deploy the latest Microsoft product updates to computers running the Windows operating system".
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You could also looking into deploying a WSUS server. This will give you alot more control over what updates and when are applied.

http://www.petri.co.il/install_wsus_3_on_sbs_2003.htm
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I think the WSUS server idea would be the best but after a step by step install I keep getting ERROR:OCS Inventory NG Agent encountered an error.exit code is 4   oh, and along with the wonderful....No client computers have ever contacted the server! I only got a C in Rocket Science
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