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Posted on 2013-10-30
Last Modified: 2013-11-07
Dear Experts,

Here in my organisation Windows server 2012 & Windows server 2008 is installed. domain is configured in server 2012. we have nine virtual servers. Only new one or two servers are having internet connection. rest don't have. even most of the clients they don't have internet connection. I want to update windows for all the servers & also for all the clients which don't have internet connection.

How to configure so that i can push the updates & also in which server to configure. Is it necessary that i have to configure in domain server.

Please guide.


Question by:jct_777
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So all of the servers and clients have a network connection, but not all have internet access, correct? If they're all on the network, you can use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to deploy updates to your computers:

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Where do I need to configure this WSUS. Is it in Domain Server or in any other server. Will it update all the different versions of windows i.e. Windows 8 , Windows &  Xp.


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Here's info on how to install WSUS on Server 2012:

Another guide:

It can be installed on any server in your domain, as long as it has internet access.

And yes, it will support all versions of Windows that are currently getting updates, from XP through Windows 8. When a new version of Windows is released, WSUS will be updated to support that version as well.
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when i am configuring WSUS . Its showing the error when i am selecting the start option. Error File has been attached.

Internet connection is there. i cannot open microsoft sites. but other sites are opening. Added microsoft sites to the trusted option.

I am configuring WSUS on Domain server which has 2012 installed on it.

Attached is the error file.

Please help.

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Expert Comment

ID: 39614197
This link suggests entering the following command on an elevated command prompt:

%programfiles%\update services\tools\wsusutil usecustomwebsite true
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Expert Comment

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If MS sites are not opening in a web browser either, that's something else you have to figure out. Did adding MS to trusted sites allow opening MS sites? Are there firewall/proxy settings preventing the domain server from connecting?

Here's another possible solution for connecting WSUS to Microsoft's servers:

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