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IIS Importance in WSUS

Hello Experts,

 We install IIS as a pre-requisite for WSUS installation. I want to understand why? I want to have a deep dive in this , so that I can have better grip on my WSUS. I have digged about this on internet but no-where I found the explaination about this.

 I see , some of the virtual directory being installed when we install the WSUS , what are these Directories and what they do.? What one need to check in IIS so that his WSUS is in healthy condition.

Thanks,

_Prashant_
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Prashant Girennavar
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PatricckCommented:
Hi,

the following virtual directories (vroots) are created in IIS (in the Default Web Site by default) for client to server synchronization, server to server synchronization, reporting, and client self-update.

 

Vroot in IIS       Properties
ClientWebService
Directory: %ProgramFiles%Update Services\WebServices\ClientWebService
Application Pool: WsusPool
Security: Anonymous Access Enabled.
Execute Permissions: Scripts Only
Content
Directory: e:\wsus\wsuscontent
Security: Anonymous Access Enabled
Execute Permissions: None
DssAuthWebService
Directory: %ProgramFiles%Update Services\WebServices\DssAuthWebService
Application Pool: WsusPool
Security: Anonymous Access Enabled.
Execute Permissions: Scripts Only
ReportingWebService
Directory: %ProgramFiles%Update Services\WebServices\ReportingWebService
Application Pool: WsusPool
Security: Anonymous Access Enabled.
Execute Permissions: Scripts Only
ServerSyncWebService
Directory: %ProgramFiles%Update Services\WebServices\ServerSyncWebService
Application Pool: WsusPool
Security: Anonymous Access Enabled.
Execute Permissions: Scripts Only
SimpleAuthWebService
Directory: %ProgramFiles%Update Services\WebServices\SimpleAuthWebService
Application Pool: WsusPool
Security: Anonymous Access Enabled.
Execute Permissions: Scripts Only
WSUSAdmin
Directory: %ProgramFiles%Update Services\Administration
Application Pool: WsusPool
Security: Integrated Windows Authentication.
Execute Permissions: Scripts Only
SelfUpdate
Directory: %ProgramFiles%Update Services\SelfUpdate
Security: Anonymous Access Enabled, Integrated Windows Authentication.
Execute Permissions: Scripts Only


From here:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc708545(v=ws.10).aspx
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Sushil SonawaneCommented:
Client self-update

WSUS uses IIS to update most client computers automatically to WSUS-compatible Automatic Updates software. To accomplish this, WSUS Setup creates a virtual directory named Selfupdate under the Web site running on port 80 of the WSUS server. This virtual directory, called the self-update tree, contains the WSUS-compatible Automatic Updates software.

Please refer below link :

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc720452(WS.10).aspx
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Prashant GirennavarAuthor Commented:
Great....

 So , when I go to inetmgr , it shows me APPLICATION POOL , WEB SITES , WEB SERVICE EXTENSION ,

 APPLICATION POOL has the virtual directory - DefaultAppPool and WSUSpool Option services

Same for Web Site ,  I have a virtual directory Default Website and underthat I have some services ,

 Now question is what these services do ? How to link them to my WSUS?

 Anybody knows this?

Thanks,

_Prashant_
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Prashant GirennavarAuthor Commented:
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Prashant GirennavarAuthor Commented:
Found The resoultion from other source. Hence posting it here so that others are benifited from it.
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