[unisog] Keeping up with Win OS critical updates

Steve Bernard sbernard at gmu.edu
Thu Jan 31 15:31:03 GMT 2002


If all of your machines are running a Windows Scripting Host (WSH)
compatible OS, I think Windows 95 is the oldest, then you could use that.
WSH could be used to call external programs, like HFCheck, to test for
specific configurations. The IE object could be used to download any
hotfixes, etc. that are needed.

Steve

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Raoul Armfield [mailto:armfield at amnh.org]
> Sent: Monday, January 28, 2002 11:36 AM
> To: unisog at sans.org
> Subject: RE: [unisog] Keeping up with Win OS critical updates
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> Thanks to everyone for you replies.  I, however, have one more
> question.
> We are not in a position to purchase a campus wide product like
> Updateexpert
>
> Has anyone had any success with writing some type of logon script in
> any scripting language (I am not a scripting guru) that runs upon
> logon that can determine which OS is being used and determines which
> hotfixes/service packs are needed and installs those reboots and upon
> reboot determines that machine is up to par and proceeds to load the
> OS.
>
> Is this even possible?
>
> Raoul Armfield
> Support Specialist
> IT-Call Center
> Mailto:armfield at amnh.org
> American Museum of Natural History
> Central Park West at 79th Street
> New York, New York 10024-5192
> (212) 313-7258
>
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Steve [mailto:shopper at ucsd.edu]
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2002 8:37 PM
> > To: Raoul Armfield; unisog at sans.org
> > Subject: RE: [unisog] Keeping up with Win OS critical updates
> >
> >
> > Keeping up with Win OS critical updatesThere is a product
> > from St.Bernard software that will do what you want.
> >
> > However, for 800 systems it may be too expensive.
> >
> http://www.stbernard.com/products/updateexpert/products_updateexpert.a
> sp
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>
> STeve
>
>
>   -----Original Message-----
>   From: Raoul Armfield [mailto:armfield at amnh.org]
>   Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2002 9:03 AM
>   To: unisog at sans.org
>   Subject: [unisog] Keeping up with Win OS critical updates
>
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>   We have about a 800 user environment and are looking for a way to
>   push down critical updates to the users.  We do not want to rely on
>   the users to go to Windows updates or even if we have the
>   notification turned on we don't want to rely on them to download
>   them.  We want to be able to test them on our test machines then
> push
>   them down at once to all of the users.
>
>   How do you handle this?
>
>   Raoul Armfield
>   Support Specialist
>   IT-Call Center
>   Mailto:armfield at amnh.org
>   American Museum of Natural History
>   Central Park West at 79th Street
>   New York, New York 10024-5192
>   (212) 313-7258
>
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