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Windows Update System Management Server

Posted on 2009-04-07
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  I noticed that Microsoft is pretty vague. Is there any step by step docs out there to describe how to setup SMS to update clients. I have both the office and windows update tools loaded in the SMS snap in but am not sure where to go from here.
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by:chuckyh
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I would recommend using WSUS to update clients. Much easier than using SMS.
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by:Donald Stewart
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This may be what you are looking for
 
http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10878_11-5057054.html 
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by:HayesJupe
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chuckyh iws right, wsus is a much much simpler solution than  sms/sccm for software updates.
The other thing to keep in mind however, if you reeally want to use sms, it that updating to sccm 2007 will make your life substantially easier.
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if you are trying to use SCCM, it is a pretty tedious process.

-looking for nondeployed updates
-downloading updates to a repository
-creating lists to help you manage updates
    -testing list
    -final list (use more if you want a separate list per year)
-create server/workstation groups
    -testing group
    -final (or default group)
    -manual group (problematic servers)
-define deployment template
-apply list to deployment template to create a deployment


the following month:
-decline/clean up expired/superseded in lists, deployments, and repository
-download non deployed updates to repository and add to list
-add non deployed updates to deployments


it's a royal pain.  WSUS is much simpler.

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