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Can I use windows web server 2008 for wsus

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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Is it possible to run windows server update service on a windows 2008 web server
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thanks I'll give it a try tomorrow
See this also about half way down.
The jist is it is not supported

On a computer that is running Windows Web Server 2008 with Update for Windows Server 2008 Server Manager (KB940518) installed, the server roles and role services listed below appear in addition to Windows Server Update Services. However, installation of these server roles is not supported on Windows Web Server 2008 and only the Web Server role should be installed.


It installed and seems to be working I will test a little more before puttting in production.

hold on a litttle more for the points


I did not install the server manager update. I read some where else that 2008 web server is not supported by this


did have to install report viewer 2005


Looks Good thanks for your help
Anytime good luck with it. Again I don't think it is supported and I don't think report viewer 2005 is on server 2008 either!


I would have used server 2008 standard version but after talking with microsoft licensing, they said I would need a CAL for every workstation that connects and gets updates to be legal. but If I use the web version I would not need any cals. Our enviroment only uses the windows server for WSUS and Symantec end point updates.

I'm going to give it a try for a while and see what happens

thanks again
Anytime and welcome to EE. I will say licensing like that does not sound like Microsoft!
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