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By jgarvey ·
Having just read the MS white paper on this apparent great utility for Corporate Intratnets, it does not tell if its a special utility that must be aquired and installed on a Win2000 network. I have downloaded all the appropriate files from the sitefor local update library but do not see how to make use of the auto feature like windows updates provides.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Windows Update Corporate ...

Well, the only way I can think of to scan your network for Microsoft fixes is to run the Microsoft Network Security Hotfix Checker (Hfnetchk.exe) Tool. Here is a list of switches that let you specify what machine(s) you want to scan:

-h - This switch specifies the NetBIOS computer name to scan. The default location is the local host. You can scan multiple host names if you separate each host name entry with a comma, for example:
hfnetchk -h computer1 , computer2 , server1 , server2
-fh -This switch specifies the name of a file that contains NetBIOS computer names to scan. There is one computer name on every line with a 256 maximum in every file, for example:
hfnetchk -fh computers_to_scan.txt
-i - This switch specifies the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer to scan. You can scan multiple IP addresses if you separate each IP address entry with a comma, for example:
hfnetchk -i 172.16.1.10,172.16.1.50,192.168.1.10
-fip - This switch specifies the name of a file that contains addresses to scan. There is one IP address for every line with a 256 maximum for each file, for example:
hfnetchk -fip IP_addresses_to_scan.txt
-r - This switch specifies the IP address range to be scanned, with ipaddress1 and ending with ipaddress2 inclusive, for example:
hfnetchk -r 172.16.1.1-172.16.1.35
HINT : You can use the previous switches in combination, for example:
hfnetchk -h computer1 , computer2 -i 172.16.1.10 -fip ipaddresses.txt -r 172.16.1.50-172.16.1.90

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Windows Update Corporate ...

-d - This switch specifies the domain name to scan. All computers in the domain are scanned. Computers in the domain are the same as those computers that appear in Network Neighborhood under the chosen domain name. For Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networks, User Datagram Protocol (UDP) 137 must be supported on the local network, for example:
hfnetchk -d corpdomain
-n - When you use this switch, all computers on the local network are scanned. This switch is similar to the -d switch for a domain, but all computers from all domains in Network Neighborhood are scanned, for example:
hfnetchk -n

Please read Technet article Q303215 on this tool. You could schedule this tool to run every so often and save the output to a file. So, you could set up a Scheduled Job on a domain controller to run:
Hfnetchk.exe -d >>updatescan.txt

Then just check this Text file every so often to see what it says.

Hope this helps.

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