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Configure WSUS for Terminal Server

Posted on 2011-05-10
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I have a client who has a Terminal Server (2003) which I have just taken over support.

I have not done a lot with a TS before, so wanted to first ask about best practices for configuring WIndows Update via GPO so I can still manage via WSUS.

I do not want any notifications to be visible to any Users for reboot or updates available etc. but also not sure if I need to switch from Execute Mode to Install Mode.

Help TS EEs!
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by:Donald Stewart
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If you disable "Allow non-administrators to receive update notifications" users wont get notified


you will find this helpful as well

http://blogs.technet.com/b/yongrhee/archive/2009/10/09/best-practices-on-a-windows-server-2003-terminal-server.aspx
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Thanks dstewartjr.

This setting is Disabled by default, so already in effect. I am assuming this does not include the Reboot Notification .... which is what a User inadvertently clicked on causing a reboot and kicking off all other Users = re-think of GPO policy settings.

Thoughts?
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Donald Stewart earned 1500 total points
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Good explanation of the reboot behavior here

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc512630.aspx

Your best bet would be to configure updates with either option 2 or 3, then only when a admin logs in they will get notified of updates to be installed.

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Thanks again - I think I have what I need now.
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