Install WSUS console on Windows 10 computer RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have setup WSUS on a Windows Server 2016 Standard system.  I has been up an running for 6 months.  My question is if I can install the management console for it on a Windows 10 desktop system on my desk to that I don't have to remote desktop into the server every time I want to check on the update rollout?  I did this years ago when I had used a Windows 2003 server and a Windows XP desktop computer but wasn't sure if it could still be done and if it is where to get the console installer to install it on a Windows 10 system.



    • Changed type BrentA Thursday, October 12, 2017 4:19 PM
    Thursday, October 12, 2017 4:19 PM


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  • Hello Brent!

    Yes it's a part of the RSAT tool kit. I access my four WSUS servers this way. Check out this link:

    • Proposed as answer by Elton_JiModerator Friday, October 13, 2017 6:20 AM
    • Marked as answer by BrentA Monday, October 16, 2017 7:05 PM
    Thursday, October 12, 2017 5:34 PM
  • Hello Brent!

    Yes it's a part of the RSAT tool kit. I access my four WSUS servers this way. Check out this link:

    Go one step further and create a Master MMC and add in all the snappins you need to manage your network. You shouldn't need to remote desktop to a server to manage its services.

    Adam Marshall, MCSE: Security

    Friday, October 13, 2017 3:54 AM
  • Hi,

    Is there any update ?

    Best Regards,


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    Monday, October 16, 2017 5:27 AM
  • Well I got the RSAT installed on my workstation but ran into a snag.  I try to run the Windows Server Update Services console on my system and when I try to connect to the server I get a message that I don't have permission and that I need to be a member of the WSUS Administrators or WSUS Reporters security group.  However I don't see those two groups listed in Active Directory.  I have been logging into the server with WSUS on it with the local administrator account on that server via remote desktop and on the workstation I'm using my domain network account.
    Monday, October 16, 2017 6:22 PM
  • On the WSUS server(s) you will need to run: lusrmgr.msc and go into groups, and into WSUS Administrators, and add your domain account into that group.
    • Proposed as answer by Galion Chris Monday, October 16, 2017 7:00 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Galion Chris Monday, October 16, 2017 7:00 PM
    Monday, October 16, 2017 7:00 PM
  • Thanks,  I was just coming back to the forum to post an update that I went to the server and added my domain account to the WSUS Administrators group that was on the server running WSUS.  I was looking for the group in Active Directory instead of doing it locally on the server.  So far it is now working on my workstation.

    Thanks for the help,


    Monday, October 16, 2017 7:04 PM
  • Hello Support,

    I need to also add a remote administration for WSUS onto my Windows 10 Pro N laptop to able to administrate my WSUS services, I do have RSAT installed for Active Directory etc. However, on the above answers what especially on the RSAT options, i need to install to be able to get WSUS services for onto my Windows 10 laptop to manage my WSUS server remotely? Please, let me know each steps, need urgently. Thanks.

    Friday, October 18, 2019 3:04 PM

    Should help you.

    Adam Marshall, MCSE: Security
    Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT

    Friday, October 18, 2019 4:09 PM
  • Hello, I looked at above however i don't want to make any changes to my WSUS its working fine. Only I would like have like remote administration tool to be able to open WSUS services from my Windows 10 makes it easier to administrative, so won;t have to login into my WSUS server each time. Please, tell me steps.
    Friday, October 18, 2019 6:10 PM
  • You will need to get into your computer properties / system and find out which version of windows 10 you are running...

    Click the start flag and type system

    note the version you are running (14393 for instance)

    Google: RSAT + your version number

    You will either get a download link for older versions of windows 10... for newer versions it is a 'feature' that you can turn on for 'Remote Server Administration Tools'. Find it under the control panel, programs and features, turn windows features on or off...

    Friday, October 18, 2019 6:21 PM