[gptalk] Re: Microsoft Updates vs Automatic Updates - GPO

  • From: "Nelson, Jamie R Contr 72 CS/SCBAF" <Jamie.Nelson.ctr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 16:04:18 -0500

I think the file names to look for are:

%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\wuapi.dll
%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\wuaueng.dll

I am showing version 7.0.6000.381 on both of them right now.

Regards,
Jamie Nelson


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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Omar Droubi
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2007 3:45 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Microsoft Updates vs Automatic Updates - GPO

Good question- I don't know the answer.

 

For small organizations I usually do it manually and for larger
organizations I implement WSUS and configure the website to auto update
the client software.

 

Here are a few links that may help some.

 

wups2.dll " This is the file you may be able to reference to get a
version but I am not sure if that will tell you enough"

 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/916259/en-us

 

http://blogs.eweek.com/signaling_it/content001/security/the_automatic_au
tomatic_updates_update.html

 

Omar

 

 

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Booker.Washington@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2007 1:09 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Microsoft Updates vs Automatic Updates - GPO

 

I love this list because the answers always open up new opportunities to
learn :)

 

How can I determine what version my clients have in the enterprise (i.e
what filename and version to look for)

 

I have landesk, so maybe I can use that to push out the client, once I
know where to go get it, and what version my clients already have.

 

Currently, I have Automatic updates set via GPO to download and install
everyday at 3am, so as long as I can get the latest update client
pushed, I should be ok

 

 

Thanks 

 

 

 

Booker T. Washington III

Systems Support Specialist

 

 

 

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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Omar Droubi
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2007 3:36 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Microsoft Updates vs Automatic Updates - GPO

Microsoft update is based on the actual version of the Auto update
client on the workstation.

 

Unless you are running the WSUS server and configure the server to auto
update the client to the latest version- you will need to manually
update the client or create and deploy a package to update the client.

 

After the client workstation has the latest AU client- it will download
and install MS updates as well as Windows updates- based on the
configuration of the autoupdate/windows update settings on the machine-
whether it is set manually or applied through GPOs.

 

Omar

 

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Washington, Booker
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2007 12:24 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Microsoft Updates vs Automatic Updates - GPO

 

I checked some of the archives and I can't see where we have discussed
this before on this list, but I would imagine it had to come up.

 

Is there a way to enable Microsoft updates with Group Policy.   I know
you can set policies for Automatic updates, but this is different that
Microsoft Updates.

 

Any ideas?

 

 

Booker

 

 

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