How to get sccm 2012 software update services to sync

I've had the role for software update point installed on our primary site server for a while, but never configured it. I'd like to use a another server as the software update point, do I need to uninstall it from the primary server, or can I leave it there and just use the DP?

Also, I have the role installed on the DP and primary site, but where do I go to configure the sync to pull patches down from Microsoft to deploy? I have installed the wsus admin console on the primary server, but not sure how to get it going. Googled, but nothing really directed me on it.,
rdefinoAsked:
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McKnifeCommented:
It does not hurt to have 2 servers with the wsus role. But why not uninstall it - it won't be a problem.
To "get it to sync" nothing needs to be done apart from making sure that there's internet access.
The config, telling the system to only synchronize patches for a limited number of softwares (to save disk space and bandwidth) is found in the wsus console options, you can't miss it.
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rdefinoAuthor Commented:
Got it, thanks.

One thing, how can I change what drive patches/updates will be stored on. I think I'll need to move the folder to a drive with more space.
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rdefinoAuthor Commented:
I chose the classification "update" and the product "win7", then i did a sync, but I'm not seeing any patches to download for deployment.   I must being doing something wrong?
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rdefinoAuthor Commented:
I found the updates I need.  Now if I approve them, will they automatically get deployed to all systems?

I want to choose what collection will get the updates. Is there a way to do that?

thanks
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Nagendra Pratap SinghDesktop Applications SpecialistCommented:
It is a fairly detailed process.

Select patches, make a group.
Select a package, select a collection, select a time, select few behaviors.

http://prajwaldesai.com/deploy-software-updates-using-sccm-2012-r2/
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McKnifeCommented:
About moving your patch directories: http://blogs.technet.com/b/sus/archive/2008/05/19/wsus-how-to-change-the-location-where-wsus-stores-updates-locally.aspx
"Now if I approve them, will they automatically get deployed to all systems?" - if your clients are directed to look for your wsus and you approved the updates either for all computers or for a computer group they are part of, then: yes!
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rdefinoAuthor Commented:
In wsus admin console , if I click approve on an update, will that just download the patches and then I'll add them to the group in sccm? Or will it approve them and deploy them out to clients?
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rdefinoAuthor Commented:
Finally got it working. Thanks
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