This is because my internet traffic is limited by ISP and it's free only during a specific period throughout the day (2:00am-7:00am). I've set windows update setting to check for updates but notify me before downloading in order to prevent it from automatically using up my traffic. But then I have to manually tell it when to start downloading.
My objective is that Windows Update runs everyday, install all available updates and (if necessary) automatically restarts the computer, giving the chance to the users to postpone it to maximum 4 hours...
I think I am almost done setting up a WSUS for our small infrastructure here, however there are still issues bothering me.
Which GPO setting should I use to force my clients to automatically i
My naming convention for directories and archives which involve backing up certain files and staging updates for applications in /opt involves including the day's date. Just to make my life a tad bit easier, I figured I could use a cron job to automatically contain the day's date in a variable which automatically updates itself when the date changes.
Previously, for years whenever a security update was available it would pop up instantly. Even when they were pushed in the middle of the night and I was still on the computer. For some reason since I switched to 14.04, I have to manually load up the software updater for the updates to pop up or they never will. I am using Xubuntu but it does the same thing on Ubuntu.
I have noticed that tmpwatch isn't automatically installed with Centos 7, or at least it wasn't when I set up this computer.
I further noticed that the Centos 7 tmpwatch rpm no longer includes /etc/cron.daily/tmpwatch
I suspect that at least part of the reason for this is because the /tmp directory is now mounted as a tmpfs by default, so it's automatically cleared when the machine is rebooted.