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should laptops be excluded from WSUS?

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Should laptops be excluded from WSUS?

My concern is If laptops are off site (not able to access the WSUS server) would they still receive updates?
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by:pvlier
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You could write a logon-script or GPO that changes WSUS-use at logon so when a user logs on off site they use regular updates and when they logon connected to domain controller they use WSUS
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I think it depands how long they are offline. Patches usually come out once a month.
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You can place your laptops in an OU in Active directory such that you can apply a specific group policy to them which will allow your users to select location of their updates, or run updates from the net.
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I think it will be fine leaving the laptops updating from the WSUS server in light of udpates once a month.  Thanks for putting it in perpective.
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