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Updating Windows Server 2003 R2 via WSUS RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    At present the majority of our servers are Windows Server 2003 R2.  I have started to implement WSUS installed on a Windows 2008 server.

    The problem I have is that within Products and Classifications Server 2003 R2 is not listed.  The updates that need applying do not list Server 2003 R2 in the required operating system.

    Does Server 2003 and Server 2003 R2 share the same updates or is Server 2003 R2 not supported via WSUS?

    Could some body please help as we've had a security breach and part of our response is to ensure all servers are fully patched

    Thanks in advance

    Thursday, July 3, 2014 2:55 PM

Answers

  • There is no product category for "Windows Server 2003 R2".

    In the case of WS2003, the "R2" was merely a set of supplemental technologies shipped on Disc 2. The operating systems are identical, and all updates come from the same category.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCSA, MCITP:EA, MCDBA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2014)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/mvp/Lawrence%20R%20Garvin-32101
    http://www.solarwinds.com/gotmicrosoft
    The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of SolarWinds.

    • Marked as answer by Daniel JiSun Monday, July 7, 2014 8:42 AM
    Thursday, July 3, 2014 8:10 PM

All replies

  • There is no product category for "Windows Server 2003 R2".

    In the case of WS2003, the "R2" was merely a set of supplemental technologies shipped on Disc 2. The operating systems are identical, and all updates come from the same category.


    Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCSA, MCITP:EA, MCDBA
    SolarWinds Head Geek
    Microsoft MVP - Software Packaging, Deployment & Servicing (2005-2014)
    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.microsoft.com/en-us/mvp/Lawrence%20R%20Garvin-32101
    http://www.solarwinds.com/gotmicrosoft
    The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of SolarWinds.

    • Marked as answer by Daniel JiSun Monday, July 7, 2014 8:42 AM
    Thursday, July 3, 2014 8:10 PM
  • Thank you for the reply, I'll get busy updating my servers
    Monday, July 21, 2014 3:17 PM