[Samba] Domains and Windows Update

Ben Walton bwalton at artsci.utoronto.ca
Wed Apr 19 13:00:21 GMT 2006

Mike Petersen has created some updated policy templates to work with XP.
These happen to include settings to force auto update and allow you to
use an SUS/WUS server if you've got one.  There are some other nice
settings in there too.  Use that template (optionally in combination
with the winnt.adm and common.adm as shipped with the policy editor for
w2k) to create an NTConfig.pol file.  Drop that in your netlogon share
and away you go.


It's working well for me here.

Hope that helps.

On Tue, 2006-04-18 at 09:02 -0500, Adam Williams wrote:
> I've got several dozen Windows XP Pro computers in a Samba/Windows 
> Domain.  The problem is that with them being in the domain, automatic 
> updates does not work on these computers.  I think its because the 
> people log into the computers with the default windows domain 
> restrictions (you know, can't install anything, can't adjust the time on 
> the clock, can't update drivers, etc).  Having staff use IE to go to 
> http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com does not work either, due to 
> permissions.  Are there any solutions to this so that automatic updates 
> can run?
Ben Walton
Systems Programmer
Office of Planning & IT
Faculty of Arts & Science
University of Toronto
Cell: 416.407.5610
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