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Microsoft Update Service

Postby TRANCE_OZY » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:09 am

I would like to see a native QNAP service which would have the following features
1) Registration of Windows Computers for updates
2) Download of the updates for the Windows Computers from Microsoft
3) Scheduled Distribution of the updates to the windows computers on the local network

This would have the advantage of minimizing the downloading of patches reducing network costs for the home user
Centralizing distribution of patches
Easier administration for the home user

Of course Microsoft would also have to come to the party to allow home users to change where the updates are downloaded from.

This could also be achieved by installing a virtual machine and running Microsofts CCM as the distribution software. However this involves additional license costs for the Microsoft Server.

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Re: Microsoft Update Service

Postby giopas » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:48 pm

I am not an expert of this, but I am afraid that you should in any case pay a license to Microsoft to do what you want as - afaik - there is no third party application able to achieve such tasks. But I may be wrong.

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Re: Microsoft Update Service

Postby Johnno72 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:41 am

These KB updates and patches are available online directly from MS already not to mention Windows Update is automatic itself, perhaps you can point to this using a torrent package, download the KB patches to your NAS and then you can distribute from there.

I would highly doubt MS would implement this, when they have their hands full with Windows 10 and now Windows Server 2012 are both being worked on heavily in the Insider Preview program. As for home user network costs, they are already covered in their monthly unlimited internet data allowance.

Remember that MS have implemented the Windows Update UUP Program back in December 2016 that reduces the 3Gb update to smaller size by only pushing out particular updated components and not the entire OS.
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Re: Microsoft Update Service

Postby Toxic17 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:25 am

I doubt it will happen due to security issues surround this.

so imagine someone hacks this type of distribution and you get malware updates instead of the MS updates.

you can however setup one of your Windows 10 or 2012 to be a distribution point.

goto windows settings, update & security, advanced options, the click on "choose how updates are delivered"

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