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#16 Praetor

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 22:32

Personally I use patchmypc. I have it setup to run every night at 3am with the patchmypc /s switch. It updates everything automatically for me.

didn't knew that tool...

well while interesting it can only update one PC at a time; it would be great if it could scan a specific segment of a network, check every IP/FQDN for updates and report back, giving you the choice of which software it would update.


#17 cybertimber2008

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:28

yeah saw today that Java 7u9 was out as well. Also can't understand why Oracle (and before Sun) haven't made a tool yet to deploy Java in enterprise environments, making difficult to update dozens and hundreds of computers or servers. Heck, i throw Adobe in that bucket as well.

Ugh, agreed on both. However I did recently see an Adobe deployment tool... but now it seems to have disappeared since XI came out.

yes but can you manage it? can you see what Java build your entire network has (without installing MOM, SC2012 or KB/inventory software)? And GP are only useful in AD/LDAP environment; if an enterprise is cloud based then it's possible that they don't even have a DC, so no AD/LDAP.

With Group Policy I think you would just "assign" it too all PCs and have it install the latest version. You can do just updates w/ SCCM and WSUS (takes quite a bit of config for WSUS), and apparently group policy with what I was reading from Adobe - http://www.adobe.com...nGuide/gpo.html section 8.4 seems to imply that you can do updates.

didn't knew that tool... well while interesting it can only update one PC at a time; it would be great if it could scan a specific segment of a network, check every IP/FQDN for updates and report back, giving you the choice of which software it would update.

Invent it and it'd be a 10Mill product I guarantee.

Edited by cybertimber2008, 18 October 2012 - 02:34.


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Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:57

yes but can you manage it? can you see what Java build your entire network has (without installing MOM, SC2012 or KB/inventory software)? And GP are only useful in AD/LDAP environment; if an enterprise is cloud based then it's possible that they don't even have a DC, so no AD/LDAP.


Meraki has a management tool that is free and cloud-based. Also, every "real" enterprise has some kind of directory or management tool in place. They don't have an MSI, but it's easy to extract it. Much easier than Adobe Reader.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 02:58

The only good Java update: The uninstall button.

#20 Praetor

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 04:01

Meraki has a management tool that is free and cloud-based. Also, every "real" enterprise has some kind of directory or management tool in place. They don't have an MSI, but it's easy to extract it. Much easier than Adobe Reader.


oh, so all the Small Business that are cloud based (meaning that they don't have a single server since it's all in the cloud) are not "real"...
LMFAO

Also WSUS has local policy but it's a real pain the butt to configure; SCCM demands licensing and it's only usefull in big IT parks; again small business won't buy that.

Invent it and it'd be a 10Mill product I guarantee.


I'm in the process of doing that (since there's no viable solution), but since my time is so sparse it's on of those projects that i'm slooowing developing (i've got a few).
That and free energy.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:08

Who Cares, now that Java for Mac is available on Java.Com, instead of Apple.Com, I was able to Update my Mac to Java 7 Update 9! Just FYI.

P.S. Keep in mind that I am running Mountain Lion 10.8.2 however, and that this may NOT work on earlier versions of Mac OS X like Lion and Snow Leopard for example, just like how XCode 4.5.1 is designed for Mountain Lion as well. Upgrade your systems when needed!

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:12

Over here even the dumbest users have been taught by everything from newspapers to banks to always click yes on the java updates. Not seeing a problem

It's that kind of automatism which makes them click "Yes" when malware asks to be installed.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:44

Personally I use patchmypc. I have it setup to run every night at 3am with the patchmypc /s switch. It updates everything automatically for me. Today I woke up and I found a Adobe Reader IX on my desktop :D


So your patchmypc downgraded you to 9 instead of upgrading you to 11? ;)

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 16:52

It's that kind of automatism which makes them click "Yes" when malware asks to be installed.


BS, users will install malware anyway, knowing to hit update is what keeps them safe, and if they answer yes to a bad thing, Norton is one of the better AV's that will in most cases keep them safe even then.