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Pushing out patches

By GJ2008 ·
We have 40 PC users in my company and if I need to update the workstations with new patches/service packs I normally go around and do it manually on each workstation - is there any way of automatically pushing out the patches from the servers?

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by paulsenj In reply to Pushing out patches

I am assuming you are Microsoft so I will give you that info. There are many ways to do this, you could write a script, buy a program like GFI's LANgaurd Network Security Scanner, or use MS's solution (expensive) a combo of a SMS (Systems Management Server) and SUS (Software update service).
Microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=7d8999af-7e88-416c-8404-56912f886e8d
GFI: http://www.gfi.com/languard/

Of course you can do it for free with sripts (logon / logoff & startup / shutdown) but you would have to spend a bit of time reasearching and writing them. So I would go with a program like GFI's LANgaurd NSS or alike. Personaly I just use Symantec Ghost and do it once a month.

Good Luck,

J. Paulsen

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by Houston_texan2002 In reply to Pushing out patches

Answer 1 is right. I highly recommend the use of Micrsoft Sosftware Update Services (SUS). SUS allows you to download patches, test them for compatibility, and then upon approval release them to client PCs. You can use it to automate the push of patches down to client pcs. You have to use Group policy with SUS. Read more about SUS by clicking on this URL.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/sus/suscomponents.mspx

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