I just installed WSUS role in windows server 2008 R2 and selected to sync updates for windows 7,8, and 8.1
Some questions regarding how to configure WSUS.
1. Is it possible to use WSUS without group policy?
I like to update computer when the computer os is installed manually. I like to force windows update to the computer so that I monitor how updates are downloaded and installed from WSUS server, not waiting for GPO to initiate the job blindly.
for example, I go to wsus website http://localwsusserver.local/update
from the newly installed computer, then it downloads/installs update, not using GPO initiated update.
2. When I approve updates, I see all kinds of updates probably updates even before Service Pack 1 of Windows 7. My initial installation media for Windows 7 is already slip streamed with SP1 so I don't like to sync or approve updates before service pack 1 of windows 7. How do I filter the list of 1000 updates so that it shows only updates after service pack 1 of windows 7?