Patch a business

Discussion in 'Security Software' started by ian, Aug 15, 2003.

  1. ian

    ian Guest

    I require to know how to patch all the pc's on a network
    other than visiting each machinr & logging on as the
    administrator. We have a mixture of win2k & xp systems
    that need the blaster patch. i have downloaded the patches
    & written a batch file, but when i go to a user pc(power
    user) it says i do not have enough privages i.e. i require
    adminitrator privages to install the patch. How can i get
    around this. 50 systems, including 5 remote workers.
    ian, Aug 15, 2003
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    Diane Wagner Guest

    Have you looked at the materials here:

    I hope this helps.
    Diane Wagner, Aug 15, 2003
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  3. Please look over this thoroughly. As i don't know what you did so far, this
    will probably do it for you!

    Thomas O'Grady,
    Security Business Unit
    Microsoft Corporation

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Thomas O'Grady [MSFT], Aug 15, 2003
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    Pavan Guest

    Here is the link to a tool that can scan the netwrok for unpatched systems.
    Hope this helps;en-us;826369
    Pavan, Aug 15, 2003
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    Jeff Cochran Guest

    Push them out using a product like Shavlik's HFNetChk, or use the
    RUNAS method of running the install as a local admin. Any number of
    ways will work.

    Jeff Cochran, Aug 15, 2003
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    ian Guest

    I have looked through the information & understand about
    the threat, however i am looking for a way of updating all
    the pc's on the corporate network without actually having
    to go & visit each & every pc & run the update as the
    local administrator. If there is no other way, then this
    is what i shall do, however i can not imagine this is how
    very big companies run these type of updates/patches.
    I have looked @ the patch management page, but in all
    honesty do not understand how it works at present. I was
    going to install the update by sending out a link to batch
    file which would like to the update & run the applicaion
    over the network, however the requires the end user is
    running with administrator privaleges which of course they
    are not.
    ian, Aug 18, 2003
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    ian Guest

    I was trying to avoid having to visit each & every pc on
    the network, also how can i do this with remote users?
    ian, Aug 18, 2003
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    ian Guest

    Got this & it works well, however it does not help patch
    the rest of the pc's
    ian, Aug 18, 2003
  9. run MS SMS and SUS
    Duncan McNutt, Aug 18, 2003
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    Patch Adams Guest

    that's Windows in the small business
    the big boys run Tivoli or similar to roll out patches
    Patch Adams, Aug 18, 2003
  11. run SUS
    Duncan McNutt, Aug 18, 2003
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