Can WSUS coexist on Site Servers if we don't want to use SUP? RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are a multi-site shop with one SCCM 2012 site server in each location.  We don't need the more robust options for delivering Windows Updates that SCCM+SUP brings, and are content to use WSUS and the traditional WUACLT interface instead.  However, we still want to use SCCM to deploy Software Packages and Applications, so the server in each location will still be configured as an SCCM Site Server.  If we remove all Software Update Point roles from our Site Servers, disable Software Updates in our SCCM Client Settings and create the proper WSUS Group Policy Objects... can we install a working WSUS service on each of our locations' servers?  

    Will the WSUS service on each branch's server function normally, even though the machine is also a SCCM Site Server, configured with various SCCM Site Roles such as Distribution Point?  Or will the SCCM server role break or otherwise prevent WSUS from working properly?

    Thank you for your time.  There is a lot of information about how to use SUP, but not a lot on how to not use it.  

    Kurt Young
    Renton, WA

    Friday, October 31, 2014 3:26 AM


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  • I cannot see why it wouldn't work, specially if you're only putting it into the same box as ConfigMgr DP role. Just don't install the SUP role on to the server where you have WSUS installed.

    Friday, October 31, 2014 4:22 AM
  • From a technical perspective, this will work fine, sure. However, why would you do this? Why would you have multiple ConfigMgr sites also? Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should. You're adding a lot of complexity for no reason.

    Also for reference Top 11 reasons why you should use ConfigMgr 2012 for managing Software Updates: http://ccmexec.com/2012/08/top-11-reasons-why-you-should-use-configmgr-2012-for-managing-software-updates/

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    • Marked as answer by kurtyoung77 Friday, October 31, 2014 4:44 PM
    Friday, October 31, 2014 2:04 PM
  • Thank you for the replies. 

    To clarify, we only have one ConfigMgr site.  We have multiple physical locations, each with a Site Server.  I may have used the terminology incorrectly.

    Friday, October 31, 2014 4:44 PM
  • Those are site *systems* then. There is only one site server per site.

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Friday, October 31, 2014 5:09 PM