I'm looking for a solution that can auto-update my product -- do you think SUS is a good solution? Can you tell me more about SUS architecture? Thank you very much!
Despite that, the SUS architecture is pretty simple. You install an SUS
server in your organization. This server synchronizes with the Windows
Update Web site so that the updates and patches sit on the server. Then it gives you the ability to choose what updates should be made available to the computers. Once you have authorized an update, the Update service on the computers know to pull the updates from your local server. Here's a good paper on developing a patch management policy for your company. It also includes prescriptive guidance for using SUS for deploying updates.
This was first published in August 2003