Updates Automatically RRS feed

  • Question

  • You are the network administrator for a large distribution company in Maine. The company has three offices that are linked to one another via a T-1 leased line. Each site has a Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition system. All client computers across the organization run Windows XP Professional. Because each office has fewer than 20 employees, Internet access to each office is provided via a DSL link.

    You have been tracking and installing updates to client systems manually, but the administrative burden is too great, so you want to enable Windows Update. Your manager likes the idea but is concerned that the additional burden on the relatively slow Internet links could cause problems with accessing supplier ordering systems, which happens via the Internet. He is also concerned that users’ productivity will be affected by the installation of updates. Which automatic update option addresses his concerns?


    Download The Updates Automatically And Notify Me When They Are Ready To Be Installed


    Automatically Download The Updates, And Install Them On The Schedule That I Specify


    Notify Me Before Downloading Any Updates And Notify Me Again Before Installing Them On My Computer


    Automatically Download The Updates, And Install Them When Ready

    Monday, April 24, 2006 9:05 PM


All replies

  • C
    Thursday, July 6, 2006 2:42 PM
  • Mate,

    C is the better option for ppl like you who are well versed in Network and System Administration.

    Also,this ensures that we dont install unecessary updates without our knowledge.Just re-think.

    Monday, August 28, 2006 11:16 AM
  • Hi,

    this would also reduce the extra burden on the system performance, especially if the hardware configuration is already overloaded with the OS.
    Wednesday, February 7, 2007 8:08 PM
  • I will check don't download and install. and also down load the single update file every week/month and use a desktop control program and install remotely on every computer on odd hours of time of office

    Monday, April 23, 2007 4:44 PM