Is there any way to force Windows Update to search for updates on a Master Client Machine(MCM) rather than the Microsoft server.
I have a couple of machines connected in a LAN network. One of them is the Master Client Machine i.e. it is connected to the network and all software and other stuff which other connected machines may require is stored on this machine. If someone on the other machine wants a particular software, he/she browses this MCM's shared folders and take them.
I don't plan on downloading & installing updates separately on each and every machine every time. Just download them once on the MCM and store them in a folder. These machines should connect to the MCM and search if there are any new updates stored in the updates folder. If so download and install them from that machine.
If it is not possible to do it by changing Windows settings, at least I should be able to do it using some third party softwares and some automated scripts in batch or AutoIt.
Please post detailed instruction/steps to perform the task. Need this for Windows XP and 7 clients. Will keep their updates in a separate folder. Also Office 2007 if possible.
The MCM is running Windows XP.
Edited by harshadhparulekar, 15 June 2012 - 10:12 PM.