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CAN WE LIMIT THE BANDWIDTH ON CLIENT PCs FOR WSUS UPDATES RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    I'm working on a organization which have more than 400 branches with over 800 of computers which are connected trough WAN and maintain by AD server. Some small branches have low bandwidth links such as  64kbps, 128kbps and 256kbps links as their system requirements. So when we distributing updates trough a WSUS server which located in head office some branches become slow as they downloading updates trough server. We're Insurance company and need WAN connectivity always to update relevant company system data to our database and communicate with each entries. So that when clients PC's starting downloading the updates those company system things can't access as the system become sow. I tried to use BITS technology use but it throttle entire system as they all use BITS. So is there any way to reduce the bandwidth which client PCs using to download wsus updates without reducing system usage? can we add a group policy to decrease the bandwidth of wsus downloading usage by only focusing to it without reducing the speed of company online tasks? 

    Thank You!

    Tuesday, September 18, 2018 7:15 PM

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  • Hello,
     
    Glad to help.
     
    I am afraid there is no such policy to achieve your purpose. But we could use other methods.
     
    IIS
     
    We could set the maximum bandwidth and maximum concurrent connections in IIS console to save the bandwidth. Refer to following screenshot.
     

     
    Downstream WSUS server
     
    Also we could setup a downstream WSUS server in the slow branches, the upstream WSUS server only need to distribute updates to downstream WSUS server, then the clients could get them through intranet.
     
    Express installation files
     

     
    BrandCache
     
    Using Brand Cache to optimize WAN bandwidth usage by reducing the amount of network traffic between branch offices and the main office.
     
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/networking/branchcache/branchcache
     
    Delivery Optmization
     
    You could enable delivery optimization on the windows 10 clients in the branch office to save the bandwidth.
     

     
    Hope my answer could help you.
     
    Best regards,
    Ray 

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    Wednesday, September 19, 2018 2:10 AM
  • I would say 2 things... Delivery Optimization and Downstream Servers.

    https://www.ajtek.ca/wsus/how-to-setup-manage-and-maintain-wsus-part-4-creating-your-gpos-for-an-inheritance-setup/


    Adam Marshall, MCSE: Security
    https://www.ajtek.ca
    Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT

    Saturday, September 22, 2018 4:40 AM