SUS updates are hidden until admin logs in
We have SUS running on a Win2k server (the server is not in our domain). Our client users (normal user rights in our domain) do not have administrative rights. Therefore, there is no notification for new updates. Only when I log in as administrator (local or domain) does the notification show up and I can install new updates. Do the users in the domain need special rights? It can't be that I have to give administrative rights to normal users to get those machines updated, can it?
The clients download the patches and install them at the scheduled install time. If any administrators log in before the scheduled install time and after the download is complete, they see the notification and can install it immediately. The ScheduledInstallTime is the time when the patches will be installed if they are downloaded and are ready to be installed. So, just be patient. Non-admin users will receive the patches -- it just takes a bit of time.
This was first published in September 2003