Installing configuring WSUS for an offline airgapped network

Hi
 I am trying to install  Windows updates to computers that are located on a network segment that is not connected to the internet by  following the instruction in the link below
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd939873%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
 The  external Windows 2008 R2 server that is connected to the internet is the Export server and l have been able to configure WSUS and download the updates required.
 However I  am unable to install WSUS to the Windows 2008 R2 internal  import server as it it not connected to the internet for security reasons.  I have tried to import the updates the wsusutil.exe import but it is not working. I would appreciate your assistance.
LVL 1
Phil MapfumoInfrastructure EngineerAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
why don't you just configure that second server to be a downstream server so that it pulls updates from the one connected to the internet?

Configuring and managing WSUS Downstream Replica Servers
http://www.vkernel.ro/blog/configuring-and-managing-wsus-downstream-replica-servers
Phil MapfumoInfrastructure EngineerAuthor Commented:
Hi Seth
For security reasons the 2 servers are not to be connected together, this would present a security risk that will not be accepted.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
then use an offline wsus tool i.e. wsusoffline from http://www.wsusoffline.net
Active Protection takes the fight to cryptojacking

While there were several headline-grabbing ransomware attacks during in 2017, another big threat started appearing at the same time that didn’t get the same coverage – illicit cryptomining.

Phil MapfumoInfrastructure EngineerAuthor Commented:
Hi David
I am aware about the wsus tool, however as a security conscious organisation it will be preferable if l use the microsoft tools, as opposed to a third party free tool. In addition my organissation does not allow it. However l do appreciate your assistance.
Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
You really haven't told us what the error is on the import server when you try to install WSUS?   And why does this disconnected server need updates?
Nagendra Pratap SinghDesktop Applications SpecialistCommented:
Download this and install the x64 version

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=5216

That is all you need. WSUS role wizard downloads this in the background.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Phil MapfumoInfrastructure EngineerAuthor Commented:
Hi Nagendra
Many thanks for your suggestion, I was able to download the pack from the link and  installed it and now l have a working internal WSUS that l can upload updates to. Many thanks to all for your suggestions much appreciated!
Phil MapfumoInfrastructure EngineerAuthor Commented:
That was  the right soulton to the problem l was facing, excellent result!
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft Legacy OS

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.