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Install WSUS on Server 2012 R2 in an environment that only has Server 2008 & Server 2008 R2 servers? RRS feed

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  • I want to use WSUS on Windows Server 2012 R2 in an environment that has only Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2 servers in production. I currently have one WSUS server setup on 2008 R2 that will serve in one geographic location and the WSUS Server 2012 R2 that I looking to setup will be at a separate geographic location.

    Has anyone tried this? Are there any problems one can expect? Is this a bad idea?


    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 4:52 PM

Answers

  • Has anyone tried this?

    Thousands!!! :-)

    Are there any problems one can expect? Is this a bad idea?

    No. Why would you think it might be?

    Have you read the product documentation and familiarized yourself with the system requirements and support capabilities of the product?


    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 Jwilk14 Tuesday, August 5, 2014 3:56 PM
    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 9:58 PM

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  • This shouldn't be a problem.

    The OS of the server that WSUS is on shouldn't make a difference. The only thing it could affect is which version of WSUS you have available to install - so by using the latest Windows OS you are even better off. Guaranteed there are many people using WSUS on server 2012 R2 to push out updates to server 2003 +

    Had it been the other way around (WSUS on 2003 serving updates to Server 2012) you might have issues. 
    • Edited by atom_acres Wednesday, July 30, 2014 5:22 PM
    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 5:21 PM
  • Has anyone tried this?

    Thousands!!! :-)

    Are there any problems one can expect? Is this a bad idea?

    No. Why would you think it might be?

    Have you read the product documentation and familiarized yourself with the system requirements and support capabilities of the product?


    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 Jwilk14 Tuesday, August 5, 2014 3:56 PM
    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 9:58 PM
  • Had it been the other way around (WSUS on 2003 serving updates to Server 2012) you might have issues.

    Not really.

    You install the required update (KB2734608).

    It works.

    WSUS v3 is perfectly capable of updating any current Windows operating system or Microsoft application.


    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.

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 9:59 PM