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    install updates

    Hi

    question if you do a silent install of a windows update i.e download exe and run using command line to run in silent mode.

    if the patch is niot meant for that version of windows i.e xp sp2 patch when you have sp1 installed does it just close gracefurly.

    As got to do load of updates for a set of xp machines at moment sp1 until county give us the go ahead.....

    Anyway havnt got wus server at moment so was thinking will create a batch script that runs all this patches.

    Wanted to make it future proof by having sp 2 patchs there

    Just wanted to make sure not got any problems if we did that...

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    Re: install updates

    Not quite sure of your question dude but its sooo much easier to get a WSUS system setup on your DC or a member server.

    If thats still a no no then either:

    a) stick SP2 on and then visit http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=31886 for a list of current hotfixes which gives you all the hotfixes for post SP2 which you can use in a script

    b) create a UA CD with SP2 and all the hotfixes, updates, etc slipstreamed too

    Cheers
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    Re: install updates

    ok

    at moment not going to stick wus (as admin network and not happy about sticking anything on admin server for various reasons)

    As for sp 2 not going tp put that until our county say so as they have set this up in there usally wierd and wonderful way

    so when they get there act togthier and give go ahead for sp2 will install "there solution"

    so as got lots of updates for thigns going to have a script run that installs latest ms updates plus some of our own.

    anyway to make it future proof going to put xp 2 updates on it just so that can run again when sp 2 is on.

    Just want to make sure that if run sp2 patch on sp1 pc it will cancel graceful etc

    Russ

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    Re: install updates

    Do you not have a spare box you could stick 2k3 server on just for WSUS?

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    Re: install updates

    nope all spare boxes are xp

    I may bite bullet and install wus on server but we all know what sims is like can see it muscking whole thing up and then heads will role..


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    Re: install updates

    there must be a market for linux update soltuion for windows..

    in sense of a box thats sits on network and updates your windows computers with updates you download to the box not just ms patches but other patchs.

    Yes it would mean some osrt of person would have to each time an uopdate comes out for ms download it to linux box or provide some kind update for box i.e have it downloading from source.

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    Re: install updates

    WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS WSUS...nuff' said.

    As for sp 2 not going tp put that until our county say so as they have set this up in there usally wierd and wonderful way Smile
    Talk about leaving yourself wide open!! Why do you have to have your county supporting the admin systems?

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    Re: install updates

    we dont but county installed the current network and set up in weird and wonderful way and any chanage ussaly involves hours of work

    might have found a way of getting wus installed with out going on the main server box and also over sp2 left county contact message saying that we need there sp 2 package now or we are doing ourselfs

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    Re: install updates

    Who owns and supports the admin network? You or them?

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    Re: install updates

    Quote Originally Posted by russdev
    there must be a market for linux update soltuion for windows..

    in sense of a box thats sits on network and updates your windows computers with updates you download to the box not just ms patches but other patchs.

    Yes it would mean some osrt of person would have to each time an uopdate comes out for ms download it to linux box or provide some kind update for box i.e have it downloading from source.

    russ
    http://www.bigfix.com/

    Your strolling into big money territory though.

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    Re: install updates

    I Still cant put SP2 on some of my older hardware it makes them run so bad it's untrue. I have tried fully updating every driver etc but to no avail. Sending print jobs is the best they freeze for about 5 mins then send. Soon as I take SP2 off they run fine :\

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    Re: install updates

    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box
    Who owns and supports the admin network? You or them?
    true but then you get the usal this is not how we set it up stuff when sims goes wrong..

    well thinking going to have to put wus on main sever as not enough room on one was going to put it on.

    russ

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    Re: install updates

    @Chris:

    Just a few obvious ones you 've tried already no doubt:
    - BIOS updated to latest ver? (its usual one of the reasons)
    - install a slipstreamed XP with SP2 (and updates) on it? perform the same?
    - put the troublesome pc's in a OU and give them a specific GPO which disables most of the SP2 new features - Security Centre, Firewall, etc etc

    @Russ:

    The county prevented SP2 on their SUS server (dunno whether its still in use) back when SP2 came out - and they had it blocked for ages after.

    I ignored the Curriculum network pc's and put the SP2 on regardless, but left the admin ones for a while - after trying it on one, there was zero problems I had so over time put it on them all

    By now surely there wont be any problems for you to put SP2 on. Give them a rant about windows security and stuff being more important maybe? lol

    Regards
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    Re: install updates

    Yes I updated every driver/bios etc etc in question to no avail. I didnt however try all the disabling of the SP2 features. It is something I will look into thanks. I am currently setting up RIS and im in the process of making a fully updated source so I will experiment on one sometime soon.

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    Re: install updates

    Everyone here is hollering for WSUS. It is great, but if he's only got one DC and is running SIMS then there is no way he should install it on that. I hate having two SQL items on the same machine, always has given me trouble in the past.

    If anyone else has installed WSUS (not SUS) and SIMS together on the same server I'd love to hear about it.



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