WSUS vs Configuration Manager?

Posted on 2008-11-14
Last Modified: 2013-11-21

Kindly explain the differences/similarities between WSUS 3.0 and System center configuration manager 2007

Is WSUS integrated into SCCM?

Is the later more powerful as an enterprise update tool?

Do we still need WSUS if we have SCCM installed?

What about "System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise 2007"

Its said that it includes the following four products:

System Center Operations Manager,
System Center Configuration Manager,
System Center Data Protection Manager, and
System Center Virtual Machine Manager

Do we still need to install these products individually or this one includes them all?

Kindly explain

Question by:raedaljarrah
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    Regarding WSUS vs. SCCM2007 - You need to install WSUS 3.0 when you have SCCM 2007. SCCM uses WSUS technologies and add a layer of extra features on top of that. With SCCM you will be able to set an update as mandatory after a period of time and force an installation. You will be able to patch your clients when outside the office if you use "Internet based clients". You also have the possibility to add 3:e party updates with the SCCM2007.
    SCCM2007 features for software updates are good but if you look at just updates the price for a few features are high. You have to use all the nice parts in SCCM to really get value for your money.

    The Management suite is just the licenses, you still need to install each product.


    Ulf M.

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