Linux forum: Using a Linux machine as a Windows Update server

by: Adi September 6, 2006 3:41 AM PDT

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Using a Linux machine as a Windows Update server

by Adi - 9/6/06 3:41 AM

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We have four XP machines running at home, and with a supposedly capped download limit on the internet per month, it would be nice if I could download the Microsoft Windows updates to a Linux machine and then have the XP machines connect to that rather than the internet to get their updates. It would save a lot of unnecessary downloading.

I have a machine ready to be Linuxed, and my intention is to put Debian Linux on it, unless someone thinks another distribution would be necessary or more appropriate to using it as a Windows Update server, if it is indeed possible of course.

I should mention that I have little experience of Linux so simple steps would be appreciated, or if anyone could direct me to a webpage which could help that'd be great (I haven't found anything as yet).

Thanks in advance,
Adi

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