During Essentials 2007 installation, you must specify how to manage system updates and program updates that you download from Microsoft. You can choose from one of the following storage options:
- Updates stored on a local computer are downloaded once and then
delivered to the managed computers over the network. For example,
when stored locally, one update for 50 computers is downloaded once
to the Essentials 2007 server and then served 50 times to the
managed computers. If Internet access is a bottleneck in your
network infrastructure, consider storing updates locally.
- Updates stored on Microsoft Update are downloaded each time a
computer needs to be updated. Using the same example, one update
for 50 computers is downloaded 50 times, once to each computer.
Storing updates on Microsoft Update uses less disk space on the