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software update license requirements for clients RRS feed

  • Question

  • I currently have a WSUS 3.0 server running on our network, and I'm about to deply System Center 2012 SP1.  One of the new features is the SUP role, which communicates with WSUS for managing updates.  I did not purchase any licenses for desktop nodes, as this is intended primarily for DPM.  Do I need a license for each desktop node to use SUP?  If so, I will continue to use WSUS as it is configured now.

    Thanks,
    Joe

    Tuesday, June 11, 2013 2:38 PM

Answers

  • You will require a license for any and all machines that have the ConfigMgr client installed on them. Desktops are a bit less expensive than servers I think. TO use the SUP you obviously need the client installed. So yes, you need a license to use the SUP.


    John Marcum | http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/author/johnmarcum/

    • Marked as answer by JWD2 Wednesday, June 12, 2013 12:24 PM
    Tuesday, June 11, 2013 10:20 PM

All replies

  • Not following your question exactly. The SUP is a role of ConfigMgr so you need to have an ML for every device you plan to manage with ConfigMgr. There is no per-role or feature licensing.


    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com

    Tuesday, June 11, 2013 4:14 PM
  • You will require a license for any and all machines that have the ConfigMgr client installed on them. Desktops are a bit less expensive than servers I think. TO use the SUP you obviously need the client installed. So yes, you need a license to use the SUP.


    John Marcum | http://myitforum.com/myitforumwp/author/johnmarcum/

    • Marked as answer by JWD2 Wednesday, June 12, 2013 12:24 PM
    Tuesday, June 11, 2013 10:20 PM
  • Thanks All.  That was the answer I expected.

    Joe

    Wednesday, June 12, 2013 12:24 PM