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WSUS and installing updates on windows steady state. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I work in a corporation which has a small group of computers to administer. I would desperately like an answer to the following:

    1) how do i get wsus and wss to work together ? i have found no instructions to do this and can only seem to get wss to do the updates. Do i need to configure Wsus differently or do ido it client side if so HOW ?
    2) If i need to install a third party critical update how can i get this to install without doing it one by one. I would really love to have a script to install it and keep the changes after the reboot which I could give to the users.

    Any detailed help on this would be much appreciated.

    Kind regards,

    663scott
    Friday, October 16, 2009 12:32 PM

Answers

  • Hi 663scott, you can first check the following thread on WSUS and WSS:

    Steady State 2.5 and WSUS
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowssteadystate/thread/514eeed2-af36-4a76-aef2-475ec3ff2e6c/

    For script, as we do not support custom script development in this forum, you will need to write your own custom update script for third party critical update. When you write a custom script, please pay attention to the following:
     
    1. Custom scripts must be written so that they return only after actions in the custom script have been completed.
     
    2. If a custom script update on a Windows SteadyState computer requires any resources during a scheduled update, such as a valid network connection, the resource must be available at the time of the update.
     
    3. If the third party program shows any blocking UI (for example, a dialog that requires user interaction), then the updates will fail.
     
    Also, you can refer to the following thread regarding script:
     
    Script with schedule update at certain time and disk protection on and set to remove changes
    http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1951048&SiteID=17
     
    Thank you for your understanding.
    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    Monday, October 19, 2009 8:48 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi 663scott, you can first check the following thread on WSUS and WSS:

    Steady State 2.5 and WSUS
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowssteadystate/thread/514eeed2-af36-4a76-aef2-475ec3ff2e6c/

    For script, as we do not support custom script development in this forum, you will need to write your own custom update script for third party critical update. When you write a custom script, please pay attention to the following:
     
    1. Custom scripts must be written so that they return only after actions in the custom script have been completed.
     
    2. If a custom script update on a Windows SteadyState computer requires any resources during a scheduled update, such as a valid network connection, the resource must be available at the time of the update.
     
    3. If the third party program shows any blocking UI (for example, a dialog that requires user interaction), then the updates will fail.
     
    Also, you can refer to the following thread regarding script:
     
    Script with schedule update at certain time and disk protection on and set to remove changes
    http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1951048&SiteID=17
     
    Thank you for your understanding.
    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    Monday, October 19, 2009 8:48 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    Cool thanks for the answer to question one. I have found an interesting scripting page for steady state, and will generate a custom installation script using the site as a guide to perform the following :

    1) turn off wdp
    2) Install necessary update
    3) Turn on wdp

    The page I found is here:

    http://www.oakdome.com/lab/?page_id=100

    One last thing I would like to ask is the following. We have symantec corporate antivirus 10,  which is managed by our central AV server. How could we schedule updates off our antivirus server, would there be any tips which we could use to do this or would we need to create a custom script ?

    Kind regards,

    Scott
    Monday, October 19, 2009 11:52 AM
  • Hi Scott, for symantec antivirus, we need to use a script to update its virus definition, you can check the following thread and see if the script works for you:

    SteadyState Script Questions
    http://social.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/windowssteadystate/thread/ef92b24c-1cdf-48a6-ac3c-37817a70f590/

    Hope this helps!
    Sean Zhu - MSFT
    Wednesday, October 21, 2009 7:00 AM
    Moderator