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RE: Windows SUS Question
From: "Raoul Armfield" <armfield () amnh org>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 08:49:30 -0400

:-----Original Message-----
:From: Dan Denton [mailto:ddenton () PAYLESSOFFICE com] 
:Sent: Thursday, April 15, 2004 12:59 PM
:To: Chris Burton; Leon; security-basics () securityfocus com
:Subject: RE: Windows SUS Question
:
:As I told Leon before, we use SUS on a non-domain win2k server to
:provide patches to 35 workstations, who are on a domain. Using either
:manual registry hacks or GPEDIT.msc to set the location of the SUS
:server gets around the use of domain policies. While you have to use
:GPEDIT.msc on each machine individually, it is more fool-proof than
:editing the registry manually.
:
I agree that is is a more foolproof way of handling it but, when you are
in our situation 800+ computers it is not that simple to touch each
individual workstation to setup GPEDIT.msc.  So we are looking at ways
to automate it using a batch file or registry import.  We considered
using Vbscript however, someone sent me /suggested a .reg file that I am
testing on different OSes that should work beautifully.

 

Raoul


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