WSUS Small Remote Sites

Posted on 2010-09-15
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hello, I have a client that has 3 sites. The main site will have a WSUS server and all workstations will get their updates from it.

There are two remote sites that are pretty small (2-6 users). i really don't want those workstations getting their updates from the WSUS server at the other site as that would hurt bandwidth at two of our locations (main site and remote site).

Is there a way i can specify in a GPO that the computers at the remote sites get their updates from windowsupdate.microsoft.com but must get them approved through a WSUS server (like specifying the wsus as a stats server etc). I don't just want to specify they get their updates from Windowsupdate then all updates would get installed without approval.

Thank you!
Question by:jeepr94
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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Sorry, should have added, I don't want to setup another server at each of these sites, but it sounds like I am required to?
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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Yup, you need 3 WSUS servers. One main with approved updates, and 2 for remote sites.
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Donald Stewart earned 1800 total points
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No you dont need 3 WSUS servers, especially with so few of users at the other locations
Use bandwidth throttling
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by:Donald Stewart
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I use 1(one) WSUS server for 12 locations and dont experience any bandwidth issues. Especially if you schedule the updates to install during non-working hours(if posssible).

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Thanks for Article on Bits will do it this way and see how it goes. TY

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