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RE: Windows SUS Question
From: "Alex Lomas" <alex () alexlomas com>
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 09:30:18 +0100

SUS can be easily configured without the use of group policies (e.g. if you
don't run a domain).

You just need to configure some registry entries to point at each machine at
your SUS server, define when each machine will download the updates and
whether it should reboot once done.

You can use some of the tools from sysinternals.com (like psexec) to push
the reg patch to all your machines remotely if need be.

A guide to the reg entries can be found at:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/sus/susdeployment.mspx


Your registry entries will look something like:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]

"RescheduleWaitTime"=dword:00000004

"NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers"=dword:00000001

"NoAutoUpdate"=dword:00000000

"AUOptions"=dword:00000004

"ScheduledInstallDay"=dword:00000000

"ScheduledInstallTime"=dword:00000003

"UseWUServer"=dword:00000001




[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate]

"WUServer"="http://sus.mydomain.com/";

"WUStatusServer"="http://sus.mydomain.com/";




[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\
Auto Update]

"AUOptions"=dword:00000004

"AUState"=dword:00000002



--Alex




-----Original Message-----
From: Leon [mailto:roastin () yahoo com] 
Sent: 14 April 2004 19:50
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Windows SUS Question

Hi everyone,

My question regarding SUS is dealing with security permissions.  Lets say 20
servers are part of a work group; is their still a way to use SUS under the
context of the local system account or something similar to be able to
centrally deploy patches in a de-centralizied network environment.  I have a
workgroup that needs to have patches deployed and I would prefer to use
something like SUS which is central as opposed to something like Hfnetcheck
pro.

Thanks in advance,

Leon


        
                
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