WSUS on Windows Server 2012 R2

Hi experts,

I have a question on installing WSUS on a Windows Server 2012 R2.
I`m planning to use WID for that.

Can anybody tell me, what this WID exactly is?
On the server we have 3 more applications, which already use databases:


Is it possible to install WSUS with WID additionally on that server without having trouble?

Thanks in advance!
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Peter HutchisonSenior Network Systems SpecialistCommented:
WID means Windows Internal Database. Its a free cut down SQL database server. If you already have SQL server installed, then I would recommend using that instead of WID as I have found administering WSUS on WID database to be slow and unreliable and wsus console losing connection constantly.
SystemadministrationAuthor Commented:

I think there is no real SQL server on the machine.
Those should be Express version, which have limitations?

But would it be possible to install the WID while the other SQL servers are installed?
Cliff GaliherCommented:
Yes. Since WID is just SQL server, I can coexist just like any other SQL instance.

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SystemadministrationAuthor Commented:
OK, does anybody know whta exactly is WID in Win2k12 R2?
Cliff GaliherCommented:
That's already been answered. It is a custom version of SQL Server.
SystemadministrationAuthor Commented:
Thank you!
I`ll try that
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