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  • Question

  • Hi everybody,

    I'd like to know if in a real production environment is feasible and recommended to manage Microsoft updates with WSUS. This because all of our customer manage manually the server updates. Wsus is used only for client computer.

    Unfortunately System Center "family" is not an option :(

    Friday, June 10, 2016 4:42 PM

Answers

  • I hope I am understanding your question. I have used WSUS to manage windows updates on hundreds of servers and workstations on a domain. I usually create a separate policy for workstations and servers because I do not want my servers rebooting automatically. I usually wait and do a manual reboot on the servers after updates have been installed when it is scheduled and convenient. All of the options can be set up in the WSUS policy configured in Group Policy.

    Here are some links that might help guide you through the process.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh852345(v=ws.11).aspx

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh852340(v=ws.11).aspx


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    Friday, June 10, 2016 4:54 PM
  • Hi Mr.Emanuele,

    WSUS server is mainly designed for Enterprise environment. Admins can manage updates effectively via WSUS server, and through GPO, admin can manage AU behavior, such as restart and detect interval.

    Best Regards,

    Anne


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    • Marked as answer by Mr.Emanuele Monday, June 13, 2016 9:01 PM
    Monday, June 13, 2016 6:26 AM
  • You can go with WSUS. SCCM is recommended because you can manage and deploy the updates with lot of control. As you mentioned System Center is not you choice, you can settle with WSUS as an option to deliver updates to your client machines.

    Help links - http://prajwaldesai.com/tag/wsus-3-0-sp2/


    Prajwal Desai | My blog: PrajwalDesai.com | Twitter: @PrajwalDesai | Linkedin: Prajwal Desai


    Monday, June 13, 2016 6:30 AM

All replies

  • I hope I am understanding your question. I have used WSUS to manage windows updates on hundreds of servers and workstations on a domain. I usually create a separate policy for workstations and servers because I do not want my servers rebooting automatically. I usually wait and do a manual reboot on the servers after updates have been installed when it is scheduled and convenient. All of the options can be set up in the WSUS policy configured in Group Policy.

    Here are some links that might help guide you through the process.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh852345(v=ws.11).aspx

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh852340(v=ws.11).aspx


    Please remember to select Mark as Answer if someone provides the answer or mark as helpful if the response helps to lead you in the right direction.





    Friday, June 10, 2016 4:54 PM
  • Hi Mr.Emanuele,

    WSUS server is mainly designed for Enterprise environment. Admins can manage updates effectively via WSUS server, and through GPO, admin can manage AU behavior, such as restart and detect interval.

    Best Regards,

    Anne


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by Mr.Emanuele Monday, June 13, 2016 9:01 PM
    Monday, June 13, 2016 6:26 AM
  • You can go with WSUS. SCCM is recommended because you can manage and deploy the updates with lot of control. As you mentioned System Center is not you choice, you can settle with WSUS as an option to deliver updates to your client machines.

    Help links - http://prajwaldesai.com/tag/wsus-3-0-sp2/


    Prajwal Desai | My blog: PrajwalDesai.com | Twitter: @PrajwalDesai | Linkedin: Prajwal Desai


    Monday, June 13, 2016 6:30 AM