Windows Update Question..

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  1. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    My machine has all the latest updates and hotfixes, SP's, etc.. WIN2K.

    Well there is a whole stack of CAB's in the \WINNT\Windows Update Files\ folder. Can I burn these to CD and install these CAB's on any WIN2K machine instead of having to redownload them OVER and OVER again?
     
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    The problem is that a cab file doesn't know how to install itself :(
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Well, one could uncompress the CABs with WinAce, and then run the INS files or whatever setup executables exist... :dunno: Just theory?
     
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    MS has a free download called Software update services for use on a network where you want to download all the updates onto one machine and then direct all the client PCs to it instead of MS. Thus saving bandwidth.
     
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    But what if I wanted to archive and be able to install locally? Not all machines are on a network in which I could do that..
     
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    I believe if you copy the entire contents of that update directory to each PC, then have them connect to the net and do the "Scan for Updates" it will figure out which ones to use and think they've been downloaded already.
    Would be nice to be able to map your directory that it downloads into a shared dir and then all PCs would hit the same.
     

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