A. Windows Update Corporate Edition, which Microsoft plans to release in the second quarter of 2002, will let administrators host their own version of the Windows Update Web site on a local intranet. Windows Update Corporate Edition will, at scheduled intervals, pull the latest fixes from the public Windows Update Web site. A client component will let administrators check the intranet-based Windows Update site and use Group Policy settings to automatically download updates to clients.
The Windows Update Corporate Edition will help companies preserve bandwidth that they now use to repeatedly download the same fixes and will offer greater control over which updates users can install. For more information, visit the Microsoft Web site.