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    cool tool for m$ net admins

    found this

    http://home.san.rr.com/gravitystorm/index.html

    it's an installed service pack tool which can query all the boxes on your net and report what sp's they need/have....very cool...it also has a "liveupdate" feature (which i'm sure they're going to get sued by sysmantec about)....to update the sp's in it's local db...

    there's two versions...a free one which just reports and a full version which allows you to check off which sp's you want and then it fetches them...but the pay version is not cheap...+$1000 bucks...but if you work for a big co or have lots of cash hangin around...it might make your day go easier...

    i'll be using the free version...alot i expect...
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    should also mention that it isn't only for OS sp's...will also enumerate missing sp's for

    IIS
    ISA
    Outlook, and OExpress
    IE
    Exchange Server
    SQL Server
    I used to be With IT. But then they changed what IT was. Now what I'm with isn't IT, and what's IT seems scary and weird." - Abe Simpson

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    My NT admin says thanks. He really needed that.
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    I am cheing this out right now. It does point out that it is for NT/2k machines . I wonder if all funcitons run across a network. IE, does it figure out what version of outlook I am running on a different box, then what, install a service pack...remotely. Humm, sounds like a security hole waiting to happen if you ask me...
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    you might be right...but as far as i can tell...it doesn't install the sp...just dl's it to a specified dir...then you have to do the install yerself...which is what i'd want from a sec pov...
    I used to be With IT. But then they changed what IT was. Now what I'm with isn't IT, and what's IT seems scary and weird." - Abe Simpson

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