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  • Hello ,

    what is the best policy to  choose a pilot server for updates in wsus ?

    when the pilot servers are choosen .how to tell ,there is no problem for installed updates ?

    Regards

    Wednesday, February 26, 2020 2:47 PM

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  • The typical methodology is to create a Custom Update View based on "Updates approved for a specific group" -- in this case,  updates approved for the "Pilots" group. Then using that view, and perhaps sorting on Release Date or Arrival Date, select the batch of updates recently approved, and right-click and Approve them for the "TheMasses" group.

    You can also use the Approval column as a guideline. The entries that say Install (1/4) are likely the updates only approved for the "Pilots" group. The entries that say Install (2/4) are the updates approved for both groups.

    Source -->https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/5f582323-8fe3-4622-b323-24e410056e5f/scripting-wsus-pilot-group?forum=winserverwsus

    Wednesday, February 26, 2020 3:35 PM
  • what is the best policy to  choose a pilot server for updates in wsus ?

    In a production environment, it is necessary to establish test groups.
    The client of the test group preferably has the same system image and software composition as the client of the production environment. Group policies can be different. You can consider adding Deadline when applying updates to clients in the test group. The entire installation process of the update has been completed as soon as possible. You can also consider reserving an observation period to ensure that the update does not cause problems with the software in your existing production environment.
       

    when the pilot servers are choosen .how to tell ,there is no problem for installed updates ?

    After the update is complete, you can see the results visually with the help of WSUS reports.
    For example, the following is an update status report, which can clearly show the status of an update for different clients: download completed waiting for installation, installed waiting for restart, and installation completed.



            

    Hope the above can help you.
        

    Regards,
    Yic

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    Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:11 AM
  • Create a group in the WSUS admin console for test computers.  Change the computer's group to the test group.  Approve the update for that group.

    Thursday, February 27, 2020 11:03 PM
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    Any update is welcome here.
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    Thank you for your cooperation, as always.
     

    Regards,
    Yic

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    Sunday, March 8, 2020 3:58 AM