How do I configure WSUS and SCCM to work together?
Posted on 2010-11-18
I have a server configured to just run SCCM '07 SP2, and this server also has WSUS installed as was required for the installation of SCCM '07. I'm finding that using SCCM to update client Pc's is VERY cumbersom and inconvenient for me as I have to: manually download updates, add them to update lists, sync the updates with the distribution servers, and then schedule the install to the clients. My questions are the following:
1) Is there a manual that walks you through configuring SCCM and WSUS to work together? GPO settings, etc?
2) Right now my client Pc's are still configured to update from Microsoft's website b/c I can't keep up with all the updates. I'd like to point my client Pc's to my WSUS/SCCM server and have them update via that rather then hitting the Microsoft website. I'm confused about how SCCM works with WSUS; would I still need to manually download updates, add them to update lists, sync the updates with the distribution servers, and then schedule the install to the clients, or will the clients just contact my SCCM server and update automatically?
3) What about bandwidth usage in regards to remote clients at remote locations hitting the SCCM/WSUS server? I dont want 200 Pc's trying to download updates over one connection and flodding that connection.
I'd REALLY rather have SCCM handle EVERYTHING, and not have to deal with two consoles, and two different pieces of software. I think I'm making this more complicated then it needs to be, but right now I'm so confused.