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harshadhparulekar

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Hello everyone.

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.


Thanks.

Edited by harshadhparulekar, 15 June 2012 - 10:12 PM.

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Yes you can use WSUS which will let you manage what updates your clients receive. You can even set up different groups of types to add computers into, say if you want managers to get different updates than secretaries or whatever you think of.

But is this an Unattend question?
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Yes you can use WSUS which will let you manage what updates your clients receive. You can even set up different groups of types to add computers into, say if you want managers to get different updates than secretaries or whatever you think of.

But is this an Unattend question?


Yeah if your using windows 2008R2 you can add the role, the setup is pretty painless. It's pretty neat actually, you can configure your clientside GPO to force automatic updates
Here's a step by step setup guide WSUS Setup.. alternatively if this is an unattend issue you can always slipstream updates in to your image using DSIM

Edited by justpooped, 14 June 2012 - 04:45 PM.


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Do this in our own deployments - set up a WSUS server, force clients to use it via the registry, and then run a script that automates download and installation of updates. MDT can do all but the WSUS setup/configuration part for you automatically, for what it's worth.
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The MCM is running Windows XP Professional SP3. Forgot to mention in the topic post. Thus cannot find Server Manager under Administrative Tools according to justpooped's WSUS Setup.

Edited by harshadhparulekar, 15 June 2012 - 10:27 PM.

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Do this in our own deployments - set up a WSUS server, force clients to use it via the registry, and then run a script that automates download and installation of updates. MDT can do all but the WSUS setup/configuration part for you automatically, for what it's worth.


can you post steps about it
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