Software Update - I got it working!
Many thanks to HodgeHi for a little tip he put my way in another thread namely some business videos.
Armed with that, and having come across one to do with Software Update, I thought I'd have a go. Never been able to get it to work before, that is, server downloads updates, client updates from server. Always had to go to each client and update from the web.
Anyway, I got it working, but not quite to my needs, so maybe someone can help me with taking it a touch further?
The server is downloading updates, I enable them, then I have to log into a client as the local admin, start Software Update and it looks to the server and tells me what is required. All well and good, I can install from there.
However, to do this, I have to log in as a local admin on each machine (which I can do via ARD) and instigate the process manually.
Is there any way I can force the machine to download the updates to itself, and install when I next log in as admin? For example, Windows will download the updates to a machine and will install when next prompted/allowed to do so.
Can the same process (or something similar) be applied to the Macs? OS is 10.5 on both clients and xserve.
However, what I want to avoid, is for my everyday users to not be hounded by "you have updates to install". I still want that to remain strictly an admin task. I just want to try and save a bit of time when I does come to me installing any updates, that they have already been downloaded to the machine, and are ready to be installed.