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Win 2000 Updates/Service Pack 5

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July 13, 2004 5:10:35 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.security (More info?)

Does anyone know if MS is coming out with a service pack 5
for Win 2000? If so, when?

Also, Is there anyway to set up Win 2000 Active Directory
to automatically install service packs and updates to
client machines? Possibly a policy?

I know this can be done in Win 2003 Server by creating a
shared folder on a server with the service pack and then
creating a policy in AD Users and Computers on the
computers OU which installs the service pack when client
is booted up. Also, in 2003 Server you can connect to the
SUS and download all updates then in AD Sites and Services
you can create a group policy to download updates to
clients. I tried to construct this in Win 2000 but no
success.

Thanks,
GW
Anonymous
July 14, 2004 1:08:11 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.security (More info?)

On Tue, 13 Jul 2004 13:10:35 -0700, "GW" <gwilcox@mescaleroas.org>
wrote:

>Does anyone know if MS is coming out with a service pack 5
>for Win 2000? If so, when?

No currently announced one.

>Also, Is there anyway to set up Win 2000 Active Directory
>to automatically install service packs and updates to
>client machines? Possibly a policy?

Best bet is SUS.

>I know this can be done in Win 2003 Server by creating a
>shared folder on a server with the service pack and then
>creating a policy in AD Users and Computers on the
>computers OU which installs the service pack when client
>is booted up. Also, in 2003 Server you can connect to the
>SUS and download all updates then in AD Sites and Services
>you can create a group policy to download updates to
>clients. I tried to construct this in Win 2000 but no
>success.

Try a SUS group for help then.

Jeff
Anonymous
July 14, 2004 6:29:16 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.security (More info?)

GW wrote:

> (snip) Also, in 2003 Server you can connect to the
> SUS and download all updates then in AD Sites and Services
> you can create a group policy to download updates to
> clients. I tried to construct this in Win 2000 but no
> success.
Hi

Fyi, there is a separate newsgroup for SUS:

microsoft.public.softwareupdatesvcs

news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.softwareupdatesvcs

URL to the group softwareupdatesvcs for those who uses the Web
interface to access the newsgroups:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/community/ne...

A Web site about SUS with a FAQ and a SUS forum:
http://www.susserver.com/

More SUS Web sites:
http://www.cites.uiuc.edu/sus/faq.html
http://www.faqshop.com/sus/default.htm


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