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Apple Pro Training Series: OS X Server Essentials by Ben Greisler, Arek Dreyer

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Lesson 16. Implementing Software Update Service

Goals

• Understand the concepts of Software Update service (SUS)

• Configure the server to provide software updates

• Configure a client to use the Software Update service

• Configure which updates are provided to the clients

• Learn to troubleshoot Software Update service

Once you have deployed computers, the question of how to keep the software on them up to date will arise. Built into OS X Server is the ability to mirror the Apple software updates that exist on the Apple Software Update servers onto your local server.

Reference 16.1. Managing Software Updates

With OS X Server, you have the option of mirroring the Apple Software Update servers on your local server. This has two distinct advantages. ...

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