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http://www.gfi.com/lannetscan/ GFI Languard can scan your network for missing windows patches then allow you to deploy them afterwards. I do not believe this solution requires a windows server to run ...
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    http://www.gfi.com/lannetscan/
    GFI Languard can scan your network for missing windows patches then allow you to deploy them afterwards. I do not believe this solution requires a windows server to run on, it will run from a windows workstation.

    I personally prefer Shavliks HfNetCheckPro running on a windows 2000 server, it makes short work of scanning the network patching and pulling reports. it's also reasonably priced. and no agents are required on teh workstations to be patched. http://www.shavlik.com/hfnetchk-windows.aspx



    If you are set on a solution you can run from Linux to patch windows.. take a look at Zenworks http://www.novell.com/products/zenworks/sysreqs.html


    Theres plenty of other players for windows patching in the market as well... agent based, agentless, etc.. etc..


    the money your company will save in patch management shouldn't come up front in the server or licensing required but will come on the back end from saved resources because the process is automated. but at the same time you shouldn't have to spend a fortune to get centrally managed patching enabled.
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    Re: Windows update server for Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rcouts
    I am looking for a linux app/distro that can run some version of windows update services (Or linux equivilant). Our company doesn't really want to shell out the $$$ for a w2k server to run the process. Anyone know of an app or distro for linux that can download and distribute windows updates?
    download autopatcher burn a cd and distribute.
    http://www.autopatcher.com/

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    I don't know that autopatcher fits the criteria, it's not a patch distribution system it's a CD with all the patches on it and an application to install them on a single PC locally. he would have to take it to every machine install the autopatcher app an then run it to install the updates.. It is handy for when you do service calls though.

    Ok for a coupole machiens but I wouldn't want to do it that way in my environment. and it''s certainly not a centralized management for patching.
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    sorry to say this but theres no solution on linux yet, well if you have experiance in coding and still would like to have an solution im thinking of starting a program distribution system
    All i want for christmas is a new liver....a second chance to get afflicted with Cirrhosis

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    Quote Originally Posted by winter
    sorry to say this but theres no solution on linux yet, well if you have experiance in coding and still would like to have an solution im thinking of starting a program distribution system
    Zenworks as I stated above, runs on linux and patches windows machines.

    There may be no free/oss applications for linux, but there certainlay are commercial ones.
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    as stated above Rcouts dose not want to pay for a windows license, the license for zen networks is alot plus it only works with active directory and novell directory.
    All i want for christmas is a new liver....a second chance to get afflicted with Cirrhosis

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