I want to have a WSUS Server for a network to save on bandwidth. I don't want to enforce update settings - all the users are computer savvy and can install updates themselves.
I have it up and going, but I don't think its working correctly:
When I check for updates from a PC, it says that updates are managed by the system administrator and windows is up to date. But if I check online for updates from Microsoft Update, there are 82 important updates available for Windows and Office etc.
Here is my setup:
New Server 2008 R2 with only WSUS 3.0 SP2 installed - Full Server install. I am using the Windows internal database and existing IIS default website (Server has no other roles).
I went through the WSUS Server Configuration Wizard and set Products & Classifications, Sync schedule and turned on Automatic Approvals for All Computers (Critical Updates, Definition Updates, Security Updates, Service Packs and Update Rollups).
Synchronizations have been succeeding. Group Policy is set on the Default Domain policy - set to http://wsus-servername
, allow local admin to choose setting, allow immediate installation, turn on recommended updates, no auto-restart.