I am in a bit of a rough spot and I'm hoping that some of you would be able to present me with some options. I have a main office and satellite office where my computer software is updated with a combination of WSUS and GPO Software Assignment. This has worked very well for us, however updating remote worker's laptops are a different beast all together.
In Canada an estimated 80% of the population lives within 100 miles of the US border. This presents a problem with northern portions of the country as the broadband infrastructure is simply not available in many parts. Remote workers who do work in the north frequently dial in to a VPN with internet sticks. Speed is an issue with this (to distribute software) and many of the computers are not attached to the domain when logging in so GPO software installation doesn't work.
I've been digging into ways to try to keep my remote PC's up-to-date but I keep running into dead ends everywhere I turn. This office doesn't have the ability to deploy a sophisticated VPN connection to authenticate to the network before logging into a Windows machine (remote workers log in locally and then connect via VPN), and the speed limitation placed yet another limitation.
Does anyone think I have any options here?