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Can WinNT Server Be Detected By WSUS ?

Posted on 2009-02-17
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We have a server which runs on WinNT.   The reason why we did  not upgrade the OS caused there are some 3rd party applications running on NT. I understand that Microsoft don't support NT anymore, hence no more security patches release. Anyway, I have been asked: Can WinNT server detect by WSUS ?  
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No; the oldest OS version supported by WSUS is Windows 2000 (with a minimum of SP3, if I remember correctly). NT4 isn't supported at all, sorry.

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Sorry for the late reply.
Hmm...is there any document from Microsoft ?
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Microsoft Software Update Services: Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Which client operating systems does SUS support?
A. The Automatic Updates component is supported on Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 (SP2) and later operating systems.
If you are running Windows 2000 SP2 (either Professional or Server family) or Windows XP RTM, you will need to install the Automatic Updates component using the appropriate language-specific MSI file.
If you are running Windows 2000 SP3 or later, Windows XP SP1 or later, or Windows Server 2003, the Automatic Updates component comes with the operating system, so there is no need to install the client MSI file.
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Sorry, hit Submit too quickly, wanted to post this as well:

Step 1: Review WSUS 3.0 Installation Requirements

Automatic Updates requirements
Automatic Updates is the client component of WSUS 3.0. Automatic Updates has no hardware requirements other than being connected to the network. You can use Automatic Updates with WSUS 3.0 on computers running any of the following operating systems:
* Windows Vista.
* Windows Server 2008.
* Microsoft Windows Server 2003, all versions and service packs.
* Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2.
* Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 4, Windows 2000 Server Service Pack 4, or Windows 2000 Advanced Server Service Pack 4.

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I would like to say thank you very much.  
Is a great piece of info for someone like me.

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