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Centralised updates RRS feed

  • Question

  • i've just joined the Beta 2.0 program and haven't actually downloaded WLOC yet... but was wondering if you can have a centralised download area for updates and fixes that client computers monitor to get their updates... instead of each computer downloading the same updates and fixes individually. Kinda like Norton Corporate Edition which allows client computers LiveUpdate to check a local server for updates rather the logging into the Symantec LiveUpdate servers.

     

    Cheers

     

    Mark

    Friday, July 13, 2007 6:03 AM

Answers

  • It's a nice idea, but probably impractical is we're talking about Windows updates. That would mean running something similar to WSUS, which requires a huge amount of space to hold all of the updates - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/wsus/default.aspx

    If you mean for OneCare updates, since each PC needs to talk to the servers directly in order to validate their subscription status, the only time it would really help would be for large program updates. Thanks for the suggestion.

    -steve

    Friday, July 13, 2007 4:59 PM
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