Automatic and silent installation of security updates

Jerry Haltom wasabi at larvalstage.net
Sat Jul 9 21:50:44 CDT 2005


That's basically how WSUS (Windows Server Update Service) works.

On Sat, 2005-07-09 at 08:22 +0100, Paul O'Malley wrote:
> Jerry Haltom wrote:
> 
> >>You can't force people to upgrade.
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >In a corporate deployment it is almost unacceptable to not be able to.
> >At the same time, I don't want to schedule a cron at 2 AM because people
> >might turn their system off. I also don't want to force it at boot
> >because people might want to do it later because they have a job to do
> >and can't spare the time.
> >  
> >
> Hi,
> 
> This idea might form the basis of a sane way of progressing with this
> issue.
> 
> (A) Baseline a system which has nothing running on it and the user is
> logged out.
> (B) If after usual business hours and system is idle for more than one
> hour or screen saver is on for one hour
> then update and shutodwn -h now.
> 
> Very crude but it works,
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Paul O'Malley
> 
> 
-- 
Jerry Haltom <wasabi at larvalstage.net>




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