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WSUS

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  • Hi,

    What are the prerequisite of WSUS installation ? Does the role must be installed in a domain controller or in a member server of the domain ?  

    Wednesday, September 04, 2013 7:18 AM

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  • Hi Chamila,

    I think you'll find everything you need on this page : WSUS : Step 1

    And for your question, no you do not need to put it on a DC, but on a member server of your domain.

    TiGrOu.

    • Proposed as answer by elTiGrOu Wednesday, September 04, 2013 7:32 AM
    Wednesday, September 04, 2013 7:32 AM
  • Hi,

    WSUS could be installed on member server or DC.

    But if WSUS is installed a domain controller, this will cause database access issues due to how the database is configured.          

    Installing WSUS on a domain controller can also cause problems upgrading or installing WSUS in the future.

    Regards,

    Yan Li


    Cataleya Li
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    Wednesday, September 04, 2013 12:20 PM
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  • But if WSUS is installed a domain controller, this will cause database access issues due to how the database is configured.

    Installing WSUS on a domain controller can also cause problems upgrading or installing WSUS in the future.

    These statements are not now, nor have they ever been, true.

    What can potentially cause issues is changing to/from the state of a DC after WSUS is installed (e.g. running 'dcpromo' on a WSUS server is generally a fatal exercise).


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
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    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2013)
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    Wednesday, September 04, 2013 5:29 PM
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  • I think you'll find everything you need on this page : WSUS : Step 1

    Or, from the current documentation at

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd939822(v=ws.10).aspx


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2013)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
    http://www.solarwinds.com/gotmicrosoft
    The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of SolarWinds.

    Thursday, September 05, 2013 3:22 PM
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