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Old 02-14-2010, 05:13 PM   #1
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Linux server to manage or cache Windows Updates for several Windows desktops


At my work I've set up a Centos 5.4 server to provide various services to a bunch of Windows XP desktops. I've got a Squid+DansGuardian+ClamAV web proxy, and a Samba file server.

At the moment, all the desktops are set to automatically update. This results in each desktop independently downloading the Windows Updates. The internet connection is rubbish, so that's not an ideal state of affairs.

What I want to do is have the updates downloaded ONCE, and then installed on all the Windows XP machines. Fully automated would be ideal. A method that will also work with Windows 7 would also be ideal, since we're getting a couple of 7 desktops.

What are methods of going about this?
 
Old 02-15-2010, 03:53 AM   #2
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At the moment, all the desktops are set to automatically update. This results in each desktop independently downloading the Windows Updates. The internet connection is rubbish, so that's not an ideal state of affairs.
I have not done this on a Linux box, but you can use WSUS server for this. Download all the updates to this and then push those updates locally the clients.

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Old 02-15-2010, 04:52 AM   #3
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What I want to do is have the updates downloaded ONCE, and then installed on all the Windows XP machines. Fully automated would be ideal. A method that will also work with Windows 7 would also be ideal, since we're getting a couple of 7 desktops.

What are methods of going about this?
I haven't used it myself yet, but I came across this website a couple of days ago: http://unattended.sourceforge.net. It might be what you are looking for.
 
Old 02-15-2010, 11:28 PM   #4
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hello cantab, i want to know more about centos , i have done linux RHCE, BUT NEW TO CENTOS, CAN YOU GUIDE ME MY NUMBER IS 9029708640/9821527473, OR I WILL CALL, please give me some notes.
I AM ASKED TO DO IT WHAT YOU HAVE DONE, ELSE I MAY LOSE MY JOB!
 
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Old 02-16-2010, 06:00 AM   #5
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Will people stop posting phone numbers and asking for help in this thread? Unless you have something to say about my own question, post somewhere else.

Anyway...

I've come across this

http://www.h-online.com/security/fea...ck-747193.html

sounds like it might work. Anyone else used it?
 
Old 07-12-2012, 04:14 PM   #6
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Red face I know its an old post but....

there is nitrobits update server, might me just what the doctor order even if its a little late... I am also testing with using a DNS server to redirect the windows update server traffic to it vs need to update the registry of each machine

http://www.nitrobit.com/updateserver.html
 
  


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