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HI,
I have been asked to add the WSUS role to our new SCCM 2012 R2 server. However due to restirctions within our network I have decided to configure our existing WSUS server as a SUP for our SCCM Server.

My questions are:
1. Does the WSUS role have to be added to the SCCM server for this to function.
2. When I try to install the WSUS console for version 3 SP2 I receive a known compatability issue error. I have read there are hotfixes to remedy this however I was wondering if I could install the most current version of the console (Version: 6.3.9600.16384) would also work.

Our configurations are:

WSUS: Server 2008R2, WSUS 3.0 SP2.
SCCM: Server 2012, SCCM 2012 R2.

Thanks.
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Question by:Lenny03
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by:Lenny03
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Update;
I have just found an article on this site stating that you can run the PS command "Install-WindowsFeature -Name UpdateServices-Ui" which worked for the person askng the question.
However I have also just been told that by having my SCCM server syncronise with my WSUS server it will still need the same sort of disk space. This is a worry as disk space is one of my restrictions. Can anyone confirm this? Also is there a way of estimating the space required? We will be using SCCM to update approxiamtely 1000 Windows 7 workstations.
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by:Abduljalil Abou Alzahab
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You need to install WSUS console on Configuration Manager server first and Install and configure a software update point on Configuration manager.

Important: you also need to disable group policy that you used for WSUS, otherwise configuration manager will not deploy update to clients.

This article may help you
System Center 2012 Configuration Manager–Part6: Software Updates (SUP)
http://blogs.technet.com/b/elie/archive/2012/05/24/system-center-2012-configuration-manager-part6-software-updates-sup.aspx

Tell me if you need more details.
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by:Lenny03
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Thanks Abduljalil,
The article you attached looks to be explaining a situation where the WSUS role is on the SCCM box. Please correct me if I am wrong.
What I am trying to configure is  the SUP for the SCCM box to be on the WSUS server.

In this scenario I believe that all I have to do is install the console using the PS cmdlet  "Install-WindowsFeature -Name UpdateServices-Ui" a then run  through the Add Site System Roles Wizard to add the SUP role (ponting it to our WSUS server).

Another thing I am not clear on is if I run this way will the updates that SCCM pulls from the WSUS server be stored on the SCCM server or will it just act as a 'pass though'.

One thing I didn't mention is that we are doing this as we don't have SCCM licenses for our servers and so would like to use SCCM for workstations while continuing to use WSUS for our servers.

Thanks again for your help.
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Abduljalil Abou Alzahab earned 500 total points
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First of all I prefer to install a new WSUS role with SCCM server and not use existing one because The software update point communicates with WSUS to configure settings and to synchronize software updates and configuration manager server will be responsible to deploy update to client.

Requirements for the Software Update Point
The software update point site system role must be installed on a site system that meets the minimum requirements for WSUS and the supported configurations for Configuration Manager site systems.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg712696.aspx#BKMK_PlanningForWSUS
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by:Lenny03
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Hasn't really answered my questions but since thae articles I being suggested I have read and nothing I am hearing fits my exact situation I will return to my lab and see what I can come up with.
Thankyou to those who provided answers.
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