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Running/initiating installation via WSUS

By nwturtle ·
I just finished installing/updating/running/approving updates for Windows Software Update Server

It is running on windows server 2003 std.

i am looking for the install approved updates now button in WSUS and i cannot find it

is there a way to do such??

what is the equivalent action in WSUS?

i need to patch a bunch of computers and i would like to start the updates asap

thanks

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You can use Active Directory

by jblack In reply to Running/initiating instal ...

There is no "button" to push to install all the updates on the PC, but you can use Active Directory to force all the PCs to update.

Open "Active Directory Users and Computers". Right click on your domain and click "Properties". Click the "Group Policy" tab. Click on the "Default Domain Policy" and click "Edit".

Next it should bring up the Group Policy Object Editor. Under "Computer Configuration" click the + next to "Administrative Templates", "Windows Components", then click "Windows Updates".

You can configure the time of day for all the updates to install. 3 options you'll probably need to configure are: "Configure Automatic Updates", "Specify intranet Microsoft update service location", and "Automatic Updates detection frequency". You might look through the other options though.

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no AD

by nwturtle In reply to You can use Active Direct ...

i have not set up active directory because of the administrative overhead required to manage the computers...

i use an open directory (mac) and it is so radically simple for logins/profiles that it would be pointless and expensive to move to active directory

im exploring different options to manage updates on the computers... WSUS is too expensive to buy the CAL licenses for

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This is the site I used to get started

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