?
Solved

sbs 2008 windows update service synchronization how to change time of day

Posted on 2010-08-19
4
Medium Priority
?
749 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
We have Satalite ISP service unfortunately and have to work around a (Fair Air Policy) for downloads. Our limit is 500mb per 24 hour period and if we reach that our internet speed reduces to a snail's pace. In order to work with this the ISP gives  us a unlimited download time frame of 2am to 6am to do large downloads such as updates.

Can someone explain a way to check what time of day the SBS 2008 server will check and more importantly start downloading updates for all our computers. And then how to change that time to 2am. I'm not looking for when it does the update installs but when the downloads take place and how to change this.
0
Comment
Question by:Terrymac_Computer_Guy
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:Casey Herman
ID: 33478253
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb632977.aspx

This article explains how to set the sync schedule
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:TheMak
ID: 33478272
How to configure automatic updates by using Group Policy or registry settings,
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328010
This shoudl work for SBS 2003 also.
0
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
TheMak earned 1500 total points
ID: 33478312
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Terrymac_Computer_Guy
ID: 33675634
This points me in the right direction. I will have to investigate a configuration to first get the clients to search and download updates from internal server. Probably the specify intranet microsoft update service location setting. And then set this server to download updates after 2am instead of anytime. More work to get a final answer.
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Did you know SD-WANs can improve network connectivity? Check out this webinar to learn how an SD-WAN simplified, one-click tool can help you migrate and manage data in the cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction At 19:33 (UST) on Tuesday 21st September the long awaited email arrived with the subject title of “ANNOUNCING THE AVAILABILITY OF WINDOWS SBS 7 PREVIEW”.  It was time to drop whatever I was doing and dedicate as much bandwidth as possi…
I've often see, or have been asked, the question about the difference between the Exchange 2010 SP1 version, available as part of Small Business Server (SBS) 2011, and the “normal” Exchange 2010 SP1 Standard. The answer to the question is relativ…
In this video we outline the Physical Segments view of NetCrunch network monitor. By following this brief how-to video, you will be able to learn how NetCrunch visualizes your network, how granular is the information collected, as well as where to f…
In this brief tutorial Pawel from AdRem Software explains how you can quickly find out which services are running on your network, or what are the IP addresses of servers responsible for each service. Software used is freeware NetCrunch Tools (https…

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question