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Windows 7: Centralized updates?

24 Sep 2009   #1

Win7/Vista/XP/Linux
 
 
Centralized updates?

I have 6 x Windows 7 PCs and a W2K3 server running on a network.
Is there a way to save bandwidth from my ISP by downloading MS updates to one location on the network and distributing to the other PCs?

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24 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoRulez View Post
I have 6 x Windows 7 PCs and a W2K3 server running on a network.
Is there a way to save bandwidth from my ISP by downloading MS updates to one location on the network and distributing to the other PCs?

I think that perhaps Windows Server 2008 has this facility...
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24 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

if not you could always turn automatic update off and have windows server download all the updates and install them manually. probably not worth the hassle though.
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24 Sep 2009   #4

 

Have a look at Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP2 (WSUS) - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
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24 Sep 2009   #5

7600.20510 x86
 
 

If bandwidth usage is an issue and you keep machines all at the same level of updates, you could just update one machine then copy and paste the contents of a folder to the other machines. Then do WU on them. While updating them, it will use the content you placed manually instead, and not download from Microsoft. The folder is C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
Also, you could delete the entire contents of this folder if you want at anytime. It's cool.
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25 Sep 2009   #6

Win7/Vista/XP/Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Have a look at Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP2 (WSUS) - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
Thanx, best option. Works like a charm!
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