Setting up Windows Server 2008 environment to automatically update applications
Posted on 2012-04-04
I have several Windows 2008 Server environments setup with AD, etc.with XP and 7 systems, no Vista. I do NOT have the environment setup for automatic updating through the server for Windows updates.
I would like to setup my environment to update laptops and desktops and other servers to
a. update microsoft software (windows, office, etc..)
b. Update other typical applications such as Adobe reader, Java, etc..
Please provide links and best practices to set this up so I can avoid users NOT updating and not have the autority to update this software.
I am ok if the user has to click on update due to reboot requests etc.. but right now they call me to ask if they should update and then they need admin ids and passwords. I want the best practical solution for both Microsoft and non-Microsoft applications.