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WSUS, Workstation, local profile RRS feed

  • Question

  • I built up a 2012 R2 Standard server only with DNS, AD DS and WSUS roles. User's workstations are on Windows 7 Pro.

    I'd like to bind the workstations to the AD so that they can take advantage of the WSUS service.

    However I'd like the users continue to use their local profile instead of their AD profile (migration is not planned yet). So, is it possible to have a computer bound to a server with a user logged in with a local profile, and that the computer is able to catch software updates from the server WSUS?

    Is this possible? If so, is there anything in particular to check on the server, WSUS, GPO? or on the workstations?

    Thanks 

    Friday, November 20, 2015 10:16 AM

Answers

  • The users can continue using their local profiles on workstations also when workstation is joined to domain. WSUS does not require workstations to be joined to domain, but domain membership makes it easier to configure clients to use WSUS server.

    Gleb.

    • Proposed as answer by Steven_Lee0510 Tuesday, December 8, 2015 5:59 PM
    • Marked as answer by Steven_Lee0510 Wednesday, December 9, 2015 12:16 PM
    Friday, November 20, 2015 12:17 PM

All replies

  • The users can continue using their local profiles on workstations also when workstation is joined to domain. WSUS does not require workstations to be joined to domain, but domain membership makes it easier to configure clients to use WSUS server.

    Gleb.

    • Proposed as answer by Steven_Lee0510 Tuesday, December 8, 2015 5:59 PM
    • Marked as answer by Steven_Lee0510 Wednesday, December 9, 2015 12:16 PM
    Friday, November 20, 2015 12:17 PM
  • Thanks Gleb.

    Good to hear that it's not needed to have the workstations to be bound to the domain in order to be able to use the WSUS service.

    Would you recommend something like this? :

    https://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/2267-deploy-wsus-to-clients-without-ad-domain-gp-using-the-registry

    any more suggestion other than tweaking the registry?

    Friday, November 20, 2015 1:14 PM
  • Hi,

    >>any more suggestion other than tweaking the registry?

    Actually, the WSUS settings in group policy are also adding these registry value.

    Best Regards.


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    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 6:01 PM