corporate update question



I know that this subject has been covered and answered on this forum but I have a slightly dif slant on it. My organisation as with most has internet access via firewalls and Proxy servers. This appears to be my problem, without a direct connection to the Windows update site by an XP machine I do not get the options to Personalize Windows Update etc. My organisation will never go for a direct connection to the internet.

Is there any way around this issue? other than Microsoft using the good old fashioned method of posting the updates on ?

thanks in advance.



hi sorta dont understand what you mean , my XP machines are behind 2K server + firewall ..... and i can use windows update for the XP machines

Im sure windows update uses port 80 as I can update the XP boxes using win update no problem ....

I download the files, put them on CD then install them on the other machines

might help


Originally posted by max
I download the files, put them on CD then install them on the other machines

might help
Well it might help except there aren't any patches for Windows XP on the Corporate Update site. Any idea when or if MS will add them? I use this all the time for previous versions and put it on CD as you suggest.

I am not keen to run Windows Update on every machine in the enterprise!


Feb 20, 2004
Maybe a temporary solution for your problem would be to just connect on a dial-up modem for the updates.

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