Installing and configuring WSUS

 

 

Log on to the member server that you want to install WSUS on and open Server Manager

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Click Add Roles and Features

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Select Windows Server Update Services

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Add Features then click next

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Click next at the features window

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there is the option here to use the Windows Internal Database or another database. I am choosing the WID and clicking next.

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Select the path where you want to install updates. I am using c:\wsus but a larger storage area on a different disk or network share might be more appropriate.

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click next accepting the defaults.

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finally click install and give it some time to install.

Once it does install go back to server manager and click on the tools menu

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Select Windows Server Update Services

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Click Run

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Let the task run for a while as it says it might take a few minutes.

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After it completes click close

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Update Services opens.

If the windows server configuration tool does not open automatically you can start it from the options menu

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Read the before you begin menu and click next

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choose whether or not to join the improvement program and click next

This is the upstream server so I am choosing to update with Microsoft Update

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if you need to use a proxy server configure it here.

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Click next

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Click Start Connecting this takes some time.

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Click next

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The default is to download updates in all languages this can take up a lot of extra space it is better to download only the languages you need. In my case english.

Click next

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Under the list of products to update. Be sure to only include the ones you need. You should be able to remove Windows 2000 for example.

When you are satisfied click next.

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select the update classifications that you want to download. And click next

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you can select how you want synchronization to occur manually or automatically at a certain time and how many times a day.

When you have decided click next.

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You can now choose to begin the initial synchronization by checking begin then clicking next.

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Now you can review the final steps and click Finish.

 

Next go to Update Services console and click on updates.

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Select the updates that you want to approve right click on them and select Approve.

All of the settings to be configured can be found under Options.

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Click on any of the links and you can make configuration changes here.