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Settin up WSUS

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I'm managing the IT for our local junior School. They are running a windows 2008 server which is a domain controller and is also providing the in school website. The school uses netbooks for the students and although these have been in use for nearly 2 years no critical updates have been applied to any of them. Obviously the student accounts are restricted so I need a way of rolling out updates which will run in the background despite the restrictions of the logged on user. From what I've read WSUS will achieve this?

I would be grateful for any advice about the best way of installing WSUS and details of any gotchas that may be lying in wait for me as I've no experience of doing this.
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Wsus is not that hard to get up and running. You mention the server is 2008 but dont say if it is R2. The link below is a detailed step by step documenting the install process.

http://www.petenetlive.com/KB/Article/0000592.htm

Also there are many youtube videos online that detail setting up WSUS on 2008 R2.
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Thanks for the quick response. Yes it's R2. No gotchas?
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The biggest issue I have seen on here is people who use the GPO to configure their clients to point to the WSUS server and just do it wrong. The steps provided in that document are pretty good for the GPO configuration but just remember if it is a computer configuration you must apply it to the OU that the computer is in.
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Got it, it looks pretty straightforward. Can I manage Java updates using this too?
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So you cant push java updates natively using WSUS. However there is a third party tool called Local Update Publisher that I have heard can let you do this. I have never used it so I cant say if it work or is even worth installing but below is more info.

http://www.localupdatepublisher.com/
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Great help thanks
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