How to run MS & Win updates on USER member accounts?

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We primarily use desktops/laptops with WinXP Pro over Novell network. On computers, most have USER permissions/rights. These USER accounts will not allow udpates to run. No AD (yet). Any suggestions as to how to make this happen? Do I change a program to run as administrator or change the service (Background Intelligent Transfer Service)? I know this is easy, but can't figure it out right now! Thanks in advance.

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I would set up a test machine and use gpedit.msc to create a local policy. Set the policy to download and install at a time when no user is logged on. This should automate installation and reboot without any user intervention.

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  • Mortree
    If you want to manually set this up on individual machines (especially for new machines), you logon as adminstrator then look under My Computer-Properties-Automatic Updates or Control Panel-Security Center-Automatic Updates. Once set updates can automatically download and install. As a clue you may not want every machine to download at the same hour (automatically varies a little within hour). You might want to consider using a WSUS machine. This will keep your Internet connection from working overtime and make client updates faster. This is a free Microsoft Updates "control" server but it does require you buy a copy of Server 2003 (not cheap). Hardware-wise any solid fast (1GHz++) workstation with fair disk space (100GB+) and modest memory (512MB+) should work well for small networks. This machine will let you control who gets what updates through automatic updates in case you want to test first or withhold a problem update. Home page http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/updateservices/default.mspx Free video class http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032274948&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=
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    If you want to manually set this up on individual machines (especially for new machines), you logon as adminstrator then look under My Computer-Properties-Automatic Updates or Control Panel-Security Center-Automatic Updates. Once set updates can automatically download and install. As a clue you may not want every machine to download at the same hour (automatically varies a little within hour). You might want to consider using a WSUS machine. This will keep your Internet connection from working overtime and make client updates faster. This is a free Microsoft Updates "control" server but it does require you buy a copy of Server 2003 (not cheap). Hardware-wise any solid fast (1GHz++) workstation with fair disk space (100GB+) and modest memory (512MB+) should work well for small networks. This machine will let you control who gets what updates through automatic updates in case you want to test first or withhold a problem update. Home page http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/updateservices/default.mspx Free video class http://msevents.microsoft.com/cui/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032274948&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=
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