8 Replies Latest reply on Sep 19, 2011 2:16 AM by Systematic

    LANDesk - Should I disable MS client automatic updates?

    Rookie

      Very quick and easy question for the pro's.

       

      We have a LANDesk server that was primarily implemented to become the patch management server.

       

      I have recently found that a number of our users have their client systems (XP, 7) configured to use automatic updates i.e. download and install them at 03:00.

       

      Should I disable this on the client side? Doesn't leaving them on defeat the object of our LD server? In our environement we like to approve, test and deploy patches released by Microsoft however, leaving the client option checked bypasses the approved and test phases.

       

      Please can you tell me how you have your office setup?

       

      Thanks,