change multiple computer's update servers setting to local mirror server

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  1. skinzzz

    skinzzz Registered Member

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    hi all
    i have about 25 pcs, which are receiving udpates from internet as of now.
    i want to mass change them all at once from "choose automatically" to my local server "http://w2k8dc:2221"
    i tried to force registry settings through gpo, but the registry doesnt update, and access is denied as per event viewer error.
    is there any other way to achieve this ??

    all computers are in domain.

    thanks
     
  2. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

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    If the clients connect to an ERA server, you can push a configuration manually or by means of a policy.
     
  3. skinzzz

    skinzzz Registered Member

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    marcos, thanks for your advise.

    but i am sorry, i forgot to mention that i am not using era server.

    any registry key which i can merge ?
    i tried doing it, but the registry doesnt merge, and throws an error in event viewer.
     
  4. jimwillsher

    jimwillsher Registered Member

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    You definitely should put ERAC/ERAS in place, especially if you already have a server. ERAC/ERAS are really helpful and stable tools, and you can easily push out any changes you want to the client PCs, even if they are offsite.

    if I were you, I'd get ERAC/ERAS set up then manually go round the 25 PCs and get them to connect to the server. It's a once-only thing, you'll never need to do it again.

    Even if we only had 5 PCs, I'd be lost without ERAC. We have 120 and it's a great tool



    Jim
     
  5. P_R_

    P_R_ Eset Staff Account

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    Hello,

    the ERA is a very good idea.
    You are not able to merge registry manually, because they are protected.

    With ERA you have overview about what is going on your network and you could change the configuration of all/selected clients with ease.

    In case you would have some issues with ERA just let us know we will help you.
     
  6. webyourbusiness

    webyourbusiness Registered Member

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    without ERA, you should save the config file on a machine with the correct update server, you can edit it to ONLY have the update server settings (the file is XML) - then import it into the machines - without ERA, this will be on a 1-by-1 basic - but that's the price for not running ERA...
     
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