Wondering how to keep student laptops updated with WSUS and Mcafee Antivirus
We have about 100 laptops which we have just set up to connect to WSUS and Mcafee EPO 4.0. After a lot of rebooting and logging in to these machines manually they are all connecting fine and getting Windows updates and DAT files are all almost 100% updated.
We have set group policy to download updates and schedule them for installation at 3am each night. This is fine for desktops because they are usually left switched on most of the time but not suitable for laptops. The problem here is that the students take the laptop from the trolley, use it, them either log off, shutdown or just close the laptop and return it to the trolley. So it's very hit and miss as to what state these laptops are in for them to receive updates. All the laptops are wireless. We could possibly set up a policy to install the updates immediately but that would mean the possibility of random reboots in the middle of students using the laptops which also isn't an acceptable solution.
We obviously don't want to go around taking out 100+ laptops from their trolleys and manually updating. We are looking at getting more laptop trolleys soon, so the problem is only going to be magnified.
Has anyone successfully rolled out a notebook program at their school and is using WSUS for Windows updates and EPO 4 or similar? Our laptops are all up to date right now, but I can't see students waiting for updates to install before returning them to the trolley and they are never switched on at 3am in the morning, so what would be the best way to keep them up to date?
We've had a good look around this forum and on the web but cannot find anything that mentions this kind of problem,
Any thoughts and advice would be very much appreciated,
Thank you very much!