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SUS Deployment - Critical Updates

By TellMeWhy ·
Hi,

I want to deploy all critical updates for my windows2000 professional client workstations. The prob is i have a standalone windows2000 server while our domain is running on NT4.0 PDC BDC.

I have downloaded SUS software from Microsoft site and all the critical updates are now in my server. Now i wana deploy them in the 150 win2k Pro clients. I read the method about doing registry settings but the path of the registry key written in microsoft documents is not found in my windows2000 professional client pc registries.

my win2k pro clients have Service pack4 installed.

plz tell me how to configure my clients to ask for updates from my already configured SUS server.

Help?????????????????? :-(

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to SUS Deployment - Critica ...

The Windows 2000 clients need at least SP2 or SP3 and the BITS client installed to effectively use SUS. They will need updating by hand.

See http://download.microsoft.com/download/b/f/7/bf73ffa1-39ed-4cc1-b9eb-4c99154b31b4/SUSOverview.doc

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by CG IT In reply to SUS Deployment - Critica ...

Answer # 1s link is great but clients on the network can pull approved updates from the SUS server on a scheduled basis. read the client setup process starting on page 7 of the white paper. Note: updates pulled from the Microsoft site are ALL updates [whether you need them or not and whether they are for your systems or not]. Unlike the Microsoft Update service which scans your computer and determines what you need, you have to determine what your network computers need via approving the updates.

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by shawn In reply to SUS Deployment - Critica ...

There are 2 ways to configure your clients - through Group Policy and with registry values. However, since you are running a Windows NT domain, Group Policy is not an option for you.

The registry entries do not exist by default, they need to be created. I have a script that can automatically configure your systems to connect to your SUS server and download and install updates. Contact me if you're interested.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,
Shawn

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by TellMeWhy In reply to

thanx mr simpson

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