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Actually this problem is due to the control panel requiring Admin Privileges to allow the java control panel to save your settings (hasn't been fixed for ages, thanks to sun micro). First, you need to find the Java Control Panel executable, in one of the following locations: C:\Program Files\Java\jre[version]\bin\javacpl.exe or C:\Program Files ...


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You can disable the update using the registry key, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy\EnableJavaUpdate or if your using 64bit Windows HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy\EnableJavaUpdate Set to 0 to disable this key. The advantage of this method is that it disables it for all users.


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Defaults The simplest method is to run a defaults command on the client Macs (easily pushed via Apple Remote Desktop): defaults write com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL 'HTTP_URL_FOR_CATALOG' for a user. If you run it via sudo it will set it for whenever you use softwareupdate as root. The HTTP_URL_FOR_CATALOG has been changed with Mac OS X 10.6. If ...


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The WinSxS directory doesn't take up nearly the space reported by Explorer since it uses Hard Links to physical files, not actual files. Explorer just has issues reporting the size of hard links. This article on Disk Space (referenced here http://aspoc.net/archives/2008/11/20/winsxs-disk-space-and-windows-7/) has a great explanation on the WinSxS ...


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Does the server have to run Windows 2003 Server, or will Windows XP Professional work? Yes, Windows Server is required. Where do I download the WSUS packages from? Microsoft's website: WSUS 3.0 How can I configure my computers to look for updates from my server instead of the internet? There's a deployment guide & a step-by-step guide that explains ...


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I was in the same boat as you. I had 5 brand new 2008 VMs and I was watching them steadily require more and more disk space over the last year. Let me illustrate with windrstat. Here's a screen capture of a brand new 2008 server: 3.8 GB winsxs directory Now here's a screen capture of a production 2008 server: 5.4GB winsxs directory Finally a screen ...


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Yes, according to apple themselves you can run OSX server on a mac pro, iMac or Mac Mini. So it should just work.


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Yes, if you use System Center Updates Publisher (SCUP) to publish the updates via WSUS/SCCM. Then Configure Automatic Updates to Allow Non-administrators to Receive Update Notifications using Group Policy. Limited users will see the updates as below. If you use Automatic Updates scheduling, these updates will install as normal, without user interaction. ...


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Just remove the program from starting up in the registry - delete if from HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\CurrentVersion\Run


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In group policy for the server, navigate to: Computer Configuration->Administrative Templates->Windows Components->Windows Update->No auto-restart for scheduled Automatic Update installation You can get to this by running "gpedit.msc" Reboot to apply changes.


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If you do not have access to SCCM to use @jscott's method, but you have a WSUS server, you can use WSUS API to publish the software. There are open-source tools available that make publishing quite easy: WSUS Update Packager Local Update Publisher If you do not have a WSUS server you can obtain MSI installers from Adobe and deploy the software by using ...


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I install Adobe Reader via Group Policy and software assignment. I've been applying MSP-based patches to my Adobe Reader installation points and then instructing client computers to reinstall via the "Redeploy..." functionality in Group Policy. I don't particularly like doing things this way, but it's the least labor-intensive method I can see. This recent ...


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Download Autoruns (live.sysinternals.com/autoruns.exe) from Sysinternals / Microsoft, and uncheck "SunJavaUpdateSched" under the tab "Logon".


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Yes, its perfectly possible to install Mac OSX Server on a Mac Mini, although performance may not be stellar. The minimum system requirements advertised for OS X 10.5 Server are: Mac server or desktop computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor 1 GB of RAM 20 GB of available disk space A recent Mac Mini will fulfill ...


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15 GB won't cut it in my experience, especially if it's a 64 bit machine with some activity... Extending the VPS disk and then the system partition should be easy without having to re-install anything, however expensive it is. Offering less than 60GB system disk for a modern Windows Server VPS doesn't seem thought through in the first place even if ~30GB ...


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There is a Microsoft Support article which addresses this error number: You may encounter temporary connection-related errors when you use Windows Update or Microsoft Update to install updates In most cases, these messages are temporary or short-lived issues that are caused by very slight interruptions in communications between the computer ...


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In order to have a system-wide configuration one has to run the following: sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL "http://your.updates-server.lan:8088/index.sucatalog" In order to correctly work both on Leopard and Snow Leopard the right command to issue is: defaults write ...


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Adobe supply a tool to customise the MSI installation of Acrobat, the Adobe Customization Wizard. What we do is to deploy Acrobat/Reader through Group Policy, having first used this tool to customise the MSI to disable all updating, update prompts, etc. Having done this, we can roll out updated to Acrobat via GP as they're released. Sadly no, I don't know ...


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This article was very useful to me in deploying Adobe Acrobat Reader: Deploying Adobe Reader 9 for Windows. There are two sections which could be interesting for you. This one: What To Do About Adobe Updater Reader 9 continues to include the Adobe Updater application which has been updated to version 6. While I haven’t seen it misbehave for ...


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If it is possible you could try moving WinSXS to another partition as a workaround. To my knowledge there isn't any way to get rid of the contents of WinSXS. This cute little thingy is in the heart of Vista/Win2008 operation, so... I haven't heard anything better as moving it to another partition. Here's a link to a blog describing how to do it: Click I ...


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This is probably too late for you, and only based on Vista experience, but: Don't believe those who say 'its mostly hard links, so the folder isn't as large as it appears' - this is true, but if you ran out of disc space, it was too large. The only 'cure' ever suggested is to remove the applications that added the bloat to the folder - but there is no ...


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The WSUS offline update Project (http://www.wsusoffline.net/) allows you to build a repository of MS Updates / Hotfixes for one or more MS OS' and also supplies scripts to deploy them offline from a CD, disk or internal distribution share.


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Disable the group policy allowing the notification to non-admins: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update > Allow non-administrators to receive update notifications But, this behavior is the default - so either someone's specifically enabled this policy in the past, or the users are admins?


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WIndows saves the VM's then restarts. If saving takes too long some vm's just fail and restart from cold boot. Server 8 can - in a cluster - empty the machine by moving the VM's over first, but that is not in standard 2008 R2, sadly. We do save / shutdown before upating the virtual servers. But we only have three.


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This is why you should have a backup server. Or at least a test environment that can pretend to be a server in a pinch. Upgrade the backup server. TEST the backup server. Fail over to the backup server. Upgrade the main server. TEST the main server. Fail back to the main server. As for apt-get update messing with other stuff, it shouldn't be an issue ...


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I am not sure if it is possible to find the number of pending important updates. But in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\UAS there is a Key called UpdateCount that will give you the total number of pending updates.


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The official way is to use Adobes Customization Wizard - it will help you deploy Reader properly and can do this for you easily. While you're at it, get the msi packaged version of Reader 9.1 and the 9.1.3 patch. For the manual "hacker" the FeatureLockdown registry key seems to be working still in 9, check this article out. REG ADD ...


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The DNS trick that Chealion points out is fantastic. I use it at our office, and every computer on our LAN will automatically pull the updates from the local repository at high speed without any configuration. Create the swscan.apple.com DNS zone on your internal DNS server, and have it resolve via an A record to your Mac OS X Server. On the ...


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It's important to note however, that while OSX Server 10.5 is still the primary Apple server OS, your Mac Mini is not supported by Apple. While the server operating system will run with little to no problem, should you require any support from Apple, they will hang up on you (metaphorically) when you tell them what it's running on. Official support for the ...



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