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dmadera
May 18, 2010, 09:53 AM
I manage 10 Mac's and 2 Xserve servers running 10.5x in an Active Directory windows domain. I'm using Microsoft's WSUS to patch my windows clients and that has been working find for the past seven years. We are the point where the Mac users are to busy to run the updates or they suck up a lot of bandwidth when they have their Mac's phone home to get updates.

Following the instruction in Apple's documentation, I setup one of the Xserve servers to store the updates. Setting up the server to run the service was easy and is working.

How do I set up the clients to point to the Xserve server and can I set it up so it is transparent to the user?

Thanks in advance.



JGruber
May 18, 2010, 01:17 PM
I manage 10 Mac's and 2 Xserve servers running 10.5x in an Active Directory windows domain. I'm using Microsoft's WSUS to patch my windows clients and that has been working find for the past seven years. We are the point where the Mac users are to busy to run the updates or they suck up a lot of bandwidth when they have their Mac's phone home to get updates.

Following the instruction in Apple's documentation, I setup one of the Xserve servers to store the updates. Setting up the server to run the service was easy and is working.

How do I set up the clients to point to the Xserve server and can I set it up so it is transparent to the user?

Thanks in advance.

The only way I know how to do it is to have your clients bound to an Open Directory on the update server, and set a preference in Workgroup Manager for the clients to tell the software update service to look at the xserve.

I do know the path that is set in WGM is like this;
http://darkms01.darkstar.local:8088/index.sucatalog (my config at home)