I have old XP machines on up to Windows 7 machines on the same domain (we're a k-12 on one campus.)
Currently I update all adobe products, windows updates, etc by hand. Good news is, I get my work out this way. Bad news is it's extreamly time consuming when I do this.
How would you suggest I solve this problem?
Wsus for Windows Stuff.
For other applications i update it using startup scripts or deploy via group policy.
I would use WSUS for free, providing you have MSFT server 2003/2008. Also there is a thread here which discusses/shows how you can use WSUS to deploy 3rd part apps.
Great info guys, thanks!
If you have the money and the time, then I would recommend SCCM - as you can then use SCUP (System Center Updates Publisher) to update Adobe (Reader & Flash IIRC) and a few other apps
We use SCCM, its only £500 under our Camous Agreement
Adobe are to speak about their enterprise deployment and patching tools at the conference on June 2nd. This will be webcast live and recorded for later viewing, so it may impart quite a bit of useful info to the attendees to pass on.
And if you don't have the money look at Local Update Publisher as you can then use SCUP...If you have the money and the time, then I would recommend SCCM - as you can then use SCUP (System Center Updates Publisher) to update Adobe (Reader & Flash IIRC) and a few other apps
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All you'll ever need.
We have it deployed throughout our faculty and are helping the rest of the university deploy it in a federated manner.
You dont even need to know much xml, as most packages for major pieces of software are already written.
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