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Grobyc

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Is it possibile to make Winroute Firewall locally cache windows updates so that I dont have to download them all the time I setup a lot of pc's and being able to cache the updates would make life so much quicker as i only have a 128k connection and downloading 20mb a machine takes a while...
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Grobyc wrote on Thu, 06 May 2004 02:20

Is it possibile to make Winroute Firewall locally cache windows updates so that I dont have to download them all the time I setup a lot of pc's and being able to cache the updates would make life so much quicker as i only have a 128k connection and downloading 20mb a machine takes a while...


I'm not quite sure if the download URLs for Windows updates are same for all clients. Since it uses HTTP for file tranfers, it is possible to cache it.

The maximum HTTP object size in HTTP cache definition should be changed according to common size of update packages.

I would mention that Microsoft provides complex framework for updates distribution in local network called SUS (Software Update Service) where the update package is downloaded only once.
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Grobyc

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I THink you are correct about the url, It seems to use some unique idendifier, I changed the http object size and now it seems to cache it (I can see the cache size increase as it downloads the updates) but if I do an update on another pc it does not retreive it from the cache.

I Have tried sus once before but I couldnt seem to get it to update pc's. Maybe I was doing something wrong.

Why I wanted to know is I build and setup lots of new computers and in the process I get all the updates down for the customer. I know I can get each update above servicepack 1 as seperate installs but installing them seems to much like hard work, I like the lazyness of going to windowsupdate and letting it go by itself. Just caching it locally would have made that so much quicker.

unless there is another way to do it?
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