MDT and WSUS RRS feed

  • Question

  • In an environment that uses both ConfigMgr and MDT (ConfigMgr for some OSD, Software Updates, app deployment; MDT for reference images and other OSD), can MDT use the WSUS server that is integrated with ConfigMgr? Or should MDT have a separate designated WSUS server for installing updates during MDT task sequences?



    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 1:52 PM


  • Hi Jeff,

    Unfortunately, MDT cannot use the functionality of the SCCM integrated WSUS. You must create a separate WSUS server and use this to provision your MDT deployments with Windows Updates.

    To save time you may want to initially download updates regarding to your platform through WSUS offline and apply those packages upfront during your deployment in the "Preïnstall" phase, step "Apply Packages".

    This way you create a two-stage rocket, which applies all the packages that are applicable for your operating system before your operating system is even up and running, and updates and patches the remainder of the newly released updates in the "State Restore" phase, step Windows Updates Pre Application installation and Post Application installation phases.

    Hope this can be of any assistance.

    Cheers! Rens

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    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 2:17 PM