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Auto Install Windows/Anti Virus Update on Client

December 6, 2012 at 12:28:15
Specs: Windows Server 03/12

I was wanting to know if it is possible to auto install a Windows/Anti Virus update on the clients. Is there anything I can do on the server, so that the next time any particular PC comes on to the network, it automatically runs that update file, irrespective of that user logging on is an Admin or a User. I do not want that client to go ahead and initiate the installation. It must start automatically.

If possible, please may I know the Services/steps I need to use/follow for Windows Server 2003 and 2012.

Thank you.


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December 6, 2012 at 15:35:07

Depends on the AV software really. If it's a corporate version of the software you should be able to push the update via the management console. If not, you can use a GPO or logon script to push it out.

Tony


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December 31, 2012 at 15:47:46

Hi Shiva,

Tony brings up a solid point, you can accomplish this through GPO's within your network, but this will only work if everyone is on a domain that this particular server is a part of. Most likely this server in this case will be the domain controller.

As far as starting it automatically and pushing the updates out.. this all depends on what kind of antivirus you're using and how often virus definitions come out and how they come out. If you can find an antivirus solutions where the definition packages come out in .msi files or something similar, you can just use a regular GPO to push those out.

Jonas "Jackal" Lear
http://www.sbccrew.com
Serving the South Bay Since 1999


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