client for Microsoft Software Update Services (SUS), which allows administrators to establish a local
server that can distribute updates.
184.108.40.206 Automatic Updates
In computers with Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 or Windows XP Service Pack 1
installed, Critical Update Notification, a utility that periodically checked the Windows Update Web site for
critical updates to a computer, has been replaced by Automatic Updates. This service expands the original
concept of the Critical Update Notification utility by not only notifying users of updates, but also
downloading and installing them automatically if desired.
Automatic Updates downloads updates directly from the Microsoft web site and stores them in a temporary
directory on each computer until they are installed. For large enterprises or for those that do not have a direct
connection to the Internet, this default behavior is not always desirable. Automatic Updates can also act as a