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Old 02-12-2004, 04:36 AM   #1
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Question Patch Managment solutions

Hi All

Here is a very interesting question to all who. As with me, many Engineers in the IT industry, we are bound by corporate regulations. For example, we are pro Micr$oft only. (Well the company is. Me, I tend to avoid it).

As we all know, M$ requires a lot of patching to remain "stable". This is where I need some help. I need to keep 150 PC up to date with all these patches and it is taking a lot of my time just doing that.

I am looking for a Linux app that will do the following:

1. Scan my network and collect OS, Patch and Driver versions.
2. Scan the versions on the web and collect newer versions.
3. Then deploy them and update the M$ PCs.

There are M$ alternative out there like Patchlink, but at a large cost.

Any ideas or would I need to start this as an OSS Project?


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