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RE: windows update cache

  • From: Jason Gurtz
  • Date: Fri Sep 28 15:36:42 2007
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> Windows Software Update Services doesn't require the end-user to be
> part of a domain to get updates. You just need to define the WSUS server
> the source for updates by changing a few registry entries and make
> sure the server is available via HTTP or HTTPS to your customers. You
> read more at Microsoft's site.

Even though you can make it work, I believe you will be running afoul of
the WSUS Lic. agreement if it's not a corporate LAN/Domain.  I don't have
the text of it in front of me, but I remember this issue coming up on

Since automating clients to use wsus requires either a registry or
local/group policy change on the clients, you would have to find some way
of manipulating this facet as well.

I would say the best course is to contact the wsus/mu team via the above
mentioned newsgroup and see if they'll become more cache friendly with a
future version of wsus.  The squid trick seems ideal if only you could be
assured of having the latest files.