Pushing out Software Updates

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by Chris Stanley, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. We use Cisco VPN and I was wondering if I could use this to push out
    updates to certain groups or users. I saw where you can update client
    software but is that the VPN Client software??? I am using this in a
    County Government and we have rural Fire Departments that connect to us
    using VPN. I administer their reporting software and we receive .exe's
    for hotfixes etc every now and then. I was wanting to push those out
    through VPN when they login if that's possible. I also saw the FTP and
    TFTP feature but that's doesn't really help. Anything will help.

    Thanks

    Chris
    Chris Stanley, Jun 6, 2005
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  2. In article <>,
    Chris Stanley <> wrote:
    :We use Cisco VPN and I was wondering if I could use this to push out
    :updates to certain groups or users. I saw where you can update client
    :software but is that the VPN Client software???

    Yes.

    :I am using this in a
    :County Government and we have rural Fire Departments that connect to us
    :using VPN. I administer their reporting software and we receive .exe's
    :for hotfixes etc every now and then. I was wanting to push those out
    :through VPN when they login if that's possible.

    The feature is not made for that.

    ".exe" and "hotfixes" implies Windows software, probably with them
    connecting to a Windows server. I seem to recall that with Windows
    Server there is a way to set a command to be executed at login time.
    That command could probably initiate the necessary transfers.

    [We are able to do this sort of thing with Novell, which
    makes it clear that the login script will be executed from the
    user's machine, not from the server. We would do things like check
    for the existance of a key file and copy in the update and initiate
    it if the key file didn't exist.]
    --
    Are we *there* yet??
    Walter Roberson, Jun 6, 2005
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  3. Chris  Stanley

    AndyC the WB Guest

    >>>>> "Chris" == Chris Stanley <> writes:

    Chris> We use Cisco VPN and I was wondering if I could use this to
    Chris> push out updates to certain groups or users. I saw where
    Chris> you can update client software but is that the VPN Client
    Chris> software???

    IIRC, this is only for pushing software updates to the VPN3002
    hardware client. I don't believe it can push PC software.

    Andy


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    AndyC the WB, Jun 6, 2005
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  4. Chris  Stanley

    Guest

    This is not a Cisco question (since the cisco software
    can't help).

    Look in some of the microsoft.public newsgroups.
    Maybe search Google Groups for
    [microsoft.public unattended software install]
    ["microsoft.public" unattended software install]
    without the brackets :)

    Look at login scripts (if you actually do a network login).
    I suspect but do not know for sure that
    our VPN users log in locally to the PC and
    then just mount drives. I do not believe that
    this invokes the network login script.

    Also:-
    Microsoft Remote Installation Services (RIS) ships as part of Windows
    2000 Server.
    Microsoft SUS Microsoft Software Update Services


    There is also microsoft SMS, I think that it is big bucks
    and may be obsolete anyway.
    , Jun 6, 2005
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