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WSUS on Server 2012 - Can u Install Console only? RRS feed

  • Question

  • In the 3.x version of WSUS you could choose during the installation whether you wanted a full installation og just and Admin console of WSUS.

    Is this not possible with the new WSUS in Server 2012?


    - Stress is the confusion created in one's mind, to override the basic desire to choke the living %&¤# out of someone, who deserves it the most. Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/@henrikhoe

    Tuesday, January 8, 2013 2:53 PM

Answers

  • Yes i got that far. :)

    But selecting just the "Windows Software Update Services" and de-selecting the "Database" and "WID Database" ... Would that correspond to what we formerly knew as an Admin Console Installation @ WSUS 3.0.

    I Found out that it did...


    - Stress is the confusion created in one's mind, to override the basic desire to choke the living %&¤# out of someone, who deserves it the most. Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/@henrikhoe

    Thursday, January 10, 2013 4:28 PM

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  • Add Roles and features, Navigate to the features section. 

    Remote Server Manager tools

    >Role Administration Tools

    >Select Windows Server Update Services Tools

    • Proposed as answer by shauntu Thursday, July 18, 2013 9:43 PM
    Wednesday, January 9, 2013 4:14 AM
  • Yes i got that far. :)

    But selecting just the "Windows Software Update Services" and de-selecting the "Database" and "WID Database" ... Would that correspond to what we formerly knew as an Admin Console Installation @ WSUS 3.0.

    I Found out that it did...


    - Stress is the confusion created in one's mind, to override the basic desire to choke the living %&¤# out of someone, who deserves it the most. Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/@henrikhoe

    Thursday, January 10, 2013 4:28 PM
  • Deselecting Database and WID Database still causes some trouble with the post-install task that will forever terminate with error.

    Better:

    Start PowerShell Console (as Administrator) and run : Install-WindowsFeature -Name UpdateServices-Ui

    This will install the console only and not run a post-install task. Just connect to remote WSUS Server

    • Proposed as answer by DarrenPearson Sunday, February 10, 2013 2:34 AM
    Friday, January 25, 2013 5:13 PM
  • We have a Server Core install running our WSUS, I used PowerShell on a management server to install the console

    PS> Install-WindowsFeature -Name UpdateServices-RSAT

    You can check which update services are installed using this cmdlet

    PS> Get-WindowsFeature update*



    Tuesday, November 14, 2017 9:34 PM