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Install applications in .wim offline

We're just switching our images over from good old ghost .GHO's to .WIM format. One of the reasons is that we have heard that software updates could be modified/installed in .WIM's offline. For ...
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1answer
55 views

Is it possible to update third party software using Microsoft Windows Server Update Services

I am investigating Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) and the list of software to update looks pretty fixed. Is it possible to add in third party software to the list? If not, what are the ...
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0answers
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WSUS 3.0 updates not populating

I set up a new Windows Server 2008 R2 machine with the intention of downloading and exporting WSUS data and metadata. I did an initial pull of updates for core operating systems like Win7, WinXP, etc. ...
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1answer
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what is the best way to keep updated more than 75 windows servers?

After virtualising our server infraestructure, in the last two years the number of windows servers has grown from aprox. 20 to 75, mainly by migrating every service of our corporation to his own vm, ...
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1answer
50 views

Monitor if new software updates/versions are available

I am managing 200+ Windows 7 machines with 150+ applications installed and would like to find an easy way to monitor if there is new software version/update available. I use SCCM+WSUS+SCUP for Windows ...
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1answer
56 views

Is there a way to identify remotely that shutdown required for updates to apply?

Is there a way to remotely find out if a Windows Server (2003, 2008) has downloaded the Microsoft Windows updates and is just waiting for the user to confirm "Install Updates and Shutdown"? I saw an ...
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0answers
242 views

Java seems to ignore global “update” setting in registry

I have installed JRE 1.7.0_04-b22. I disabled the "update" setting in administrator - update requests disappeared, but in ordinary user's account it is nagging me about updates and I can't turn it ...
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Looking for a general solution: How to get notified when a software update is released [closed]

this is a general question about software and i hope this is the right platform for it. maybe superuser.com is the right place but i will try it here first. i already searched the net for anwers but ...
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Centralized Windows/Mac Patch Management that is easy to use

I'm looking for advice on what patch management solutions you would recommend based upon your experience. I'm also looking for which ones you would not recommend based upon your experience. We have ...
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2answers
493 views

How to handle Lync 2010 Clients updates

We have in a quite large Organization Lync 2010 deployed. Also we use for software and updates distribution System Center Configuration Manager. Our problem we face is that, if we distribute the Lync ...
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1answer
125 views

update manager to update remote software (windows)

We deploy windows machines with a 3rd party application that we modify slightly (config files and images) just after we install it on the soon to be deployed systems. This application does not have ...
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3answers
170 views

Windows Updates On Single Production Web Server

What is best practice for installing windows updates on a single production web server. The server is fairly highly loaded with about 500k daily pageviews, and there's no test machine to pretest ...
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2answers
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Is there a web site or service to track the latest versions of several applications?

We use Group Policy to deploy a lot of our applications, especially a lot of the "basics" like Flash Player, Adobe Reader, Firefox, and Chrome. For a lot of these, the updates are security fixes that ...
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1answer
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Do WSUS Reports Included Updates Awaiting Approval?

If I create a WSUS report as follows: Type: Summary Classifications: Critical, Security, Service Packs Products: Any Groups: Foo Status: Needed Will it include updates that have been synchronized ...
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2answers
171 views

Software updates and locked EXEs/DLLs

I have a question on how to best deploy/update a software package on a Windows server that is used by several users across the network. We are in charge of updating a software package on a regular ...
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1answer
89 views

WSUS Update Priorities

We are considering implamenting WSUS at work. The biggest question is using groups. If a machine is made a member of two different groups, and one group is approved for an update and one is not, ...
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6answers
180 views

Maintaining a set of (virtual) windows XP machines

I have a small set (currently 3, going to 6, not going to be more than 10) of (virtual, vmware workstation) Windows XP machines. They are similar but not exactly the same. I'm currently rolling out ...
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2answers
52 views

Aggregate program that lists the updates to all of the programs on your system that needs updating?

Does this exist for windows? Imagine having a program that lists all of the updates you need to do to a windows system, that would be powerful.
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4answers
367 views

Faster Windows Install + Automatisation

I'm looking for a way to install Windows Faster and let it run automaticly. We do daily installations of Windows XP, Windows Vista and soon Windows 7. We are currently using the following procedure: ...
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1answer
371 views

Wsus install updates with non admins

I have an Wsus 3.0 sp1 on Windows 2003 Server installed on a domain. Problem: when i'm logged as an admin i have the "little balloon" pooping up to install updates, but when i'm logged as an "normal ...
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2answers
113 views

utility to find driver updates (Windows)

Is there a utility that helps (technically apt) end users to locate driver updates for their machine? Personally, I use SIW to determine the hardware, then scour the manufacturers web sites. I am ...
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6answers
321 views

Users annoyed by Windows Update count. Any count comparisons for OSX vs Windows vs Red Hat?

Not sure if this is really a Server Fault question, but I'll see how it goes... Since implementing Windows Automatic Updates my users are complaining about the number of updates. The main reason is ...
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3answers
634 views

How to determine what new products and classifications have been added by WSUS

The WSUS Management Console reports, that 2 new products and 0 new classifications have been added in the past 30 days. How to determine which products (and classifications) exactly have been ...
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5answers
7k views

Force install updates on WSUS server

The WSUS administration console shows computers with not installed (critical) updates. To be clear: The computers report their status every day. These updates do have a deadline that has already ...
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5answers
342 views

How long would you wait to install updates?

I administr a school "for pleasure" and we are always discussing when we should update software. For example today Office 2007 SP2 came out and I was woundering how long I should wait before updating ...
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7answers
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Most wanted feature for Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 4.0 [closed]

Some blogs rumor that the next Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) would allow to host user-defined and even non-Microsoft packages. What is your wish list for WSUS 4.0?