ComputerRename Windows Update?

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ComputerRename Windows Update?

Postby nathangg » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:25 pm

I saw this windows update today:

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Does anyone know what this is?

"Size: 177 KB

Local Unit Computer Rename"

Is it okay to run?

Thanks~!

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Postby aebrown » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:29 pm

This looks like the renaming of the computer promised in the thread HQ Correcting MLS Computer Name.
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Postby nathangg » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:32 pm

aebrown wrote:This looks like the renaming of the computer promised in the thread HQ Correcting MLS Computer Name.


Perfecto! Thanks!

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Postby russellhltn » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:12 pm

Ok, this should be interesting.

First, I'm a bit disturbed that someone other then Microsoft can add a update. Secondly, I wonder how this will work with the many MLS systems out there that are still on MLS dial-up. Some of them could well be Desktop 5.5 systems which had Updates turned off.
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Postby lajackson » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:22 pm

RussellHltn wrote:Ok, this should be interesting.


Yes. If they want to update most of ours, they will have to do it the old fashioned way, with batch files downloaded during a Send/Receive.

I keep telling myself that these are their computers, though. And then I remind myself that the last time they tried something like this, we did not transmit for six weeks (because we could not). Checks and balances.

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Postby Aczlan » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:25 pm

RussellHltn wrote:Ok, this should be interesting.
First, I'm a bit disturbed that someone other then Microsoft can add a update

Welcome to Enterprise Windows and WSUS :-D
Microsoft made is possible (through WSUS) for an enterprise to choose what patches are downloaded. They also made it possible for enterprise customers to add arbitrary files in that update stream.
For how to point non-domain computers to the Church update server, see: http://kudithipudi.org/2006/08/18/how-to-update-non-domain-members-using-wsus/
For how to add an arbitrary file as an update, see: http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/localupdatepubl/index.php?title=Creating_WSUS_updates_for_Adobe_Reader_%28v9.3%29

RussellHltn wrote:Secondly, I wonder how this will work with the many MLS systems out there that are still on MLS dial-up. Some of them could well be Desktop 5.5 systems which had Updates turned off.

I would think that nothing happens until windows updates are run. However, if they have Sophos installed and updating, it should be possible to force an update through Sophos (I can do that through Kapsersky's enterprise system at work)

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