[Samba] Administrator rights for Windows update?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Thu May 6 13:09:09 GMT 2004

On Thu, 2004-05-06 at 22:43, Nicki Messerschmidt wrote:
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> On Thu, 6 May 2004, Paul Gienger wrote:
> > Nicki Messerschmidt, Linksystem Muenchen GmbH wrote:
> >>is it really necessary to add every user to the administrators group to
> >>allow them to update their windows boxes? I really can't believe this...
> > Is it necessary to give root access to install system wide packages in
> > UNIX?  There is really no difference, aside from this being a new
> > concept to long time windows users.   Installing updates requires enough
> > permissions to modify/delete critical system files, and you don't want
> > Joe Schmoe doing that.
> No, but I thought that there might be a service running in the system
> context to automate this whole procedure... And this service should work
> without a sus (security update server)...

SUS works surprisingly well, but I think you can just set a policy for
the machines to update themselves automatically from the master site if
you wish. 

Andrew Bartlett

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Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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