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WSUS and automatic updates

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I have a WSUS server that uses client side targeting, the GPO has been applied to the appropriate OU. But I have a question on the automatic updates installation.

How can you set the updates to install every 2nd week or 3rd week.

Or how do you configure WSUS to have all updates go to DEV 1st week
then prod severs3rd or 4th week, and have a rotation?
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by:irweazelwallis
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you can't really do that with WSUS out of the box.

Using client side targeting to put the right servers in the right groups you would manually approve the updates for Dev week 1 and then prod week 3.

if you did auto approval or only wanted a few days separating them you could use the install day value in the WSUS settings to have dev on a monday and then prod on sunday
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by:Indyrb
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So in your example I would have groups in WSUS named
DEV week1
Prod week3

Use client side targeting to autopopulate the servers into the appropriate WSUS group

Then Manually approve update to specified group

Would the GPO still have a date specified for its install day i.e Saturday at 1pm example.

And servers will get all updates after they are manually approved to the group..
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split them up into the Groups i.e. Dev, Prd or how ever many you need

you can set the time of day to install via GPO.
This setting would be in the same GPO as the one used to setting client side targeting group
i.e. a GPO for DEV which has time of day for install set to monday 1pm
a GPO for Prd which has the time of day for install set for wednesday 3pm


you would set the download and install preferences via group policy as well so that it will automatically download and install once approved
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