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  • I am running WSUS on Server 2016. 
    I have the following classifications selected:
    Critical Updates
    Definition Updates
    Security Updates
    Update Rollups

    I have been told to also select Feature Packs and Updates.  Let me know your thoughts on what classifications should be selected. 
    Tuesday, July 7, 2020 2:25 PM

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  • If you are delivering updates to Windows 10, you should also choose Upgrades.
    • Edited by kaz8629 Tuesday, July 7, 2020 2:39 PM
    Tuesday, July 7, 2020 2:34 PM
  • I am servicing Windows 10.  I will consider adding Upgrades.

    Any thoughts from others??
    Tuesday, July 7, 2020 3:54 PM
  • All of them!

    https://www.ajtek.ca/wsus/how-to-setup-manage-and-maintain-wsus-part-1-choosing-your-server-os/


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

    • Marked as answer by Poly Admin Wednesday, July 8, 2020 4:10 PM
    Tuesday, July 7, 2020 10:39 PM
  • Hi Poly Admin,
     
    Thanks for your posting on this forum.
     
    Here is my opinions about choosing the WSUS Products and Classifications for your reference:
     
    Definition Updates: Specifies a widely released and frequent software update that contains additions to a product's definition database.
    Note: If we want Windows Defender updates, please consider choose this classification
     
    Upgrade: Specifies an upgrade for Windows 10 features and functionality. 
    The WSUS Server must run in a minimum of WSUS 6.2 with hotfix 3095113 to get the Upgrade classification.
     
    The following links about the WSUS products and classifications for your reference:
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/configmgr/sum/get-started/configure-classifications-and-products
     
    Regards,
    Rita

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    Wednesday, July 8, 2020 2:08 AM
  • So basically if I am using WAM I can select All of them and my server won't explode?

    If I wanted to select the "minimum" instead of "All", what classes would you select?
    • Edited by Poly Admin Wednesday, July 8, 2020 1:34 PM
    Wednesday, July 8, 2020 1:33 PM
  • Even if you're not using WAM, you CAN check all of them. You will just end up with a lot of updates in the database. Make sure you're doing the proper maintenance, and it should be fine.

    Minimums - I wouldn't go with minimum - why? you'll end up missing updates at some point for some product. If you're just looking for 'Windows', it's not as big of a deal, but the moment you want it to update SQL, .NET, etc - you get the need for the other categories.

    If you're still worried, 'All but Drivers' is the most commonly suggested setup by others online.


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

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020 2:24 PM
  • My D: drive (where WSUS is located) is 700GB.  I am running WAM.  Will 700GB be enough disk space if I select everything except Drivers?
    Wednesday, July 8, 2020 2:52 PM
  • Yes, it should. Your actual content size should be much smaller if you're running WAM. Please create a ticket with our support department to have this looked into. This is assuming you have NOT enabled the Express Files which would increase the size to 350-700GB.

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

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020 3:24 PM
  • Will do.
    I have do NOT have express files enabled.

    Thank U


    • Edited by Poly Admin Wednesday, July 8, 2020 4:11 PM
    Wednesday, July 8, 2020 4:10 PM
  • Hi Poly Admin,
     
    Here is a important link for configure WSUS for your reference. It will help to avoid configurations that experience poor performance because of design or configuration limitations in Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). I'm used to configuring before using WSUS:

    link: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4490414/windows-server-update-services-best-practices
     
    Regards,
    Rita

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    Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:09 AM