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Configure XP SP2 to automatically pull updates

I have SUS running on my DC and replicated on 2 more child DCs. But I cannot find a way to enable my Windows XP Pro SP2 users to pull updates from these SUS servers. Please advise how to set up XP clients to automatically update from SUS server.
Automatic Updates is not enabled by default, but you should be able to configure your systems to behave as desired. Microsoft has a good Knowledge Base article on this subject, "Managing Windows XP Service Pack 2 Features Using Group Policy." The Automatic Updates section of this article can be found here.

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This was first published in March 2005

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