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Driver updates - Remotely


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#1 karima_e

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:09 AM

Hi All,
 
Question for anyone who can help....
 
I am looking at ways to remotely update drivers on a computer within the network. There are roughly 50 machines in the office.
 
I have done a bit of digging and can see updating drivers via WSUS can be very messy and not worth doing. So I was wondering if there was an easier way to deploy driver update as well as searching for updates on the network?
 
Thanks

Edited by Al1000, 21 April 2017 - 09:35 AM.
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#2 Al1000

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:24 AM

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer.

What operating systems do these computers use?

#3 karima_e

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:32 AM

Thank you Al,

 

They are all on Windows 10

 

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:35 AM

I'll move this topic to an appropriate forum where people that help with Windows 10 issues should see it. :)

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 09:10 PM

PSExec is one way to run programs on remote machines.  The key is automating or running a quiet install. Below is an example script I've used to copy and execute a batch file that will get tell me the version of OS the user is running, 32 or 64 bit.  Replace Administrator with your Administrator account and PASSWORD with the password for that account.

 

@ECHO OFF
CLS
SET /P MACHINE="Enter Machine Name: " %=%
NET USE T: /D
NET USE T: \\%MACHINE%\C$ /USER:Administrator PASSWORD
COPY Version.bat T:\Temp
C:\Windows\System32\psexec -s -u Administrator -p PASSWORD \\%MACHINE% C:\Temp\Version.bat
DEL \\%MACHINE%\C$\Temp\Version.bat

 

The contents of the Version.bat file.

 

@ECHO OFF
CLS
Set RegQry=HKLM\Hardware\Description\System\CentralProcessor\0
REG.exe Query %RegQry% > checkOS.txt
Find /i "x86" < CheckOS.txt > StringCheck.txt
If %ERRORLEVEL% == 0 (
    Echo "This is 32 Bit Operating system"
) ELSE (
    Echo "This is 64 Bit Operating System"
)
Pause
DEL C:\Temp\checkOS.txt


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 11:17 PM

One very small recommendation: 
  • Do not update any driver never till it works and have no problems.





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