[Samba] Windows patching from Linux samba server?

Adam Williams awilliam at mdah.state.ms.us
Thu Jan 29 21:55:55 GMT 2009

www.wpkg.org if you want to keep up with all the updates and create 
profiles for them.  personally, its going to be a big headache to use 
wpkg to do it, and more cost effective to buy a window server 03 or 08 
and run WSUS 3.0 SP1 on it.  You don't need big hardware to run it, WSUS 
gets the computer information from the clients, a computer meeting the 
minimum requirements for 03 or 08 without RAID will be fine.  I'm 
guessing you work for MIT?  You should be able to get the educational 
licensing of Windows 03 or 08 plus the Client Access Licenses very 

Scott R. Ehrlich wrote:
> I have an out-of-box, unpatched RedHat Enterprise 5 server acting as a 
> samba PDC for a handful of Windows XP systems on a domain.  This is on 
> an isolated network - no Internet connectivity.
> Is there a way to configure the samba server to act as a Windows SUS 
> server for patch pushing?   If so, specifically, how?  If not, other 
> than manually installing patches on systems or buying a Windows Server 
> license, what other options are there?
> Thanks.
> Scott

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