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Having WSUS on the same server, on or a separate server? RRS feed

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  • Hi guys, I'm currently working on a design for a new ConfigMgr 2012 implementation. One of the requirements is software update deployment, in an environment with approx. 1500 servers with a single stand-alone primary site spanning over multiple forests. I'm trying to find some information whether I should install the SUP on the SCCM server, or have a separate server for the SUP. What are the design guidelines for this, or advantages/disadvantages of having a separate SUP?

    edit: Also, bandwith is not an issue between the forests.

    Monday, August 12, 2013 1:02 PM

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  • A SUP (installed on the site server) can hanle up to 25k clients, so I'd install it on the same machine.

    Torsten Meringer | http://www.mssccmfaq.de

    Monday, August 12, 2013 1:34 PM
  • See Planning for Software Updates in Configuration Manager

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg712696.aspx#BKMK_SUMCapacity

    The software update point can support up to 25,000 clients1 when WSUS 3.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2) runs on the software update point computer and the software update point co-exists with another site system role.

  • The software update point can support up to 100,000 clients2 when WSUS 3.0 SP2 runs on the software update point computer and the software update point does not co-exist with another site system role.

    Unless you need to support > 25,000 clients, it's quite OK to install the SUP on the Primary Site Server. This will aid management and troubleshooting. This server would need to be suitably resourced. 



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Monday, August 12, 2013 1:39 PM
  • I don't have to support more than 25.000 clients. Is the number of clients the only criteria for installing the SUP on a separate server? There are no other disadvantages?

    Monday, August 12, 2013 3:03 PM
  • Just keep things simple. You can always move the SUP to a separate server if you are running in whatever issues.

    Torsten Meringer | http://www.mssccmfaq.de

    Monday, August 12, 2013 3:45 PM