You can put most if not all updates there.
However Microsoft does not offer a way for you to point the Windows Update feature to your new server. That is, there is no easy button here.
Is this possible?
We have four XP machines running at home, and with a supposedly capped download limit on the internet per month, it would be nice if I could download the Microsoft Windows updates to a Linux machine and then have the XP machines connect to that rather than the internet to get their updates. It would save a lot of unnecessary downloading.
I have a machine ready to be Linuxed, and my intention is to put Debian Linux on it, unless someone thinks another distribution would be necessary or more appropriate to using it as a Windows Update server, if it is indeed possible of course.
I should mention that I have little experience of Linux so simple steps would be appreciated, or if anyone could direct me to a webpage which could help that'd be great (I haven't found anything as yet).
Thanks in advance,