System Center Configuration Manager and WSUS

Is there a way to run WSUS from the Config manager console or do you have to run them separate? I just can not find anything info on this.
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Jeff PerryWindows AdministratorCommented:
SCCM uses WSUS as the update repository.

All updates are available via the SCCM console after SCCM is completely setup.
EmigraSupportAuthor Commented:
Thanks.

Ok that helps. I thought my config server was setup but perhaps I missed this. Have any links to where I can see how to combine the two?
Schnell SolutionsSystems Infrastructure EngineerCommented:
Hello,

SCCM relies on WSUS in order to work installing updates. This is one optional feature that you can use from your SCCM. When integrated (Using SCCM relying on WSUS) you complete all the administration throw the SCCM console and it is SCCM whom applies all the changes into WSUS (not the administrator). If this the case where this is configured, you just need to follow these steps:
1. Open SCCM Console
2. Navigate to the Software Library Workspace (This is located at the lower left side)
3. Expand the node 'Overview' and then expand 'Software Updates' (This is located at the left side after completing step 2)
4. Inside that node are the different SCCM options that you can use to update your devices.

If SCCM is not integrated with WSUS, then you just need to manage WSUS directly.
Note: Be aware that if you are using SCCM integrated with WSUS, all the basic administration must be completed from the SCCM console.
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EmigraSupportAuthor Commented:
Thanks,

I want to integrate it. How would I go about that. This is a new install and all I could find is how to install SCCM and then include install of WSUS nothing about integration.
Schnell SolutionsSystems Infrastructure EngineerCommented:
Here are the steps that you can use to integrate these components:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg712312.aspx

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Schnell SolutionsSystems Infrastructure EngineerCommented:
Did you install your WSUS server already?

Is WSUS co-located within the same SCCM server or in a different server?
EmigraSupportAuthor Commented:
Yes and yes the wsus is on the same server as sccm
Schnell SolutionsSystems Infrastructure EngineerCommented:
Good, in that case the configuration is a bit more simple.

You can follow the steps listed in the previous link to complete the configuration. Be aware that some steps involve the catalog download, and transfer the information to WSUS, so it could take a couple of hours between some steps and others.
Jeff PerryWindows AdministratorCommented:
It is a completely different method of managing updates especially if you are used to using WSUS and GPO.

The links you have been given by schnellsolutions have the steps you need.

I would highly suggest reading several different step by step sccm deployment guides to help familiarize yourself with why how sccm does things.
Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
Updates can also be installed directly from SCCM this is what I used to do. download the KB and run it as an installation package with whatever install parameters you wish.

IMO SCCM should be used for software and operating system deployments however we should only use this for windows update installs when urgent, WSUS should be the preferred tool for this.

All updates should be tested too prior to rolling out through a tool like SCCM or WSUS.
EmigraSupportAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys. The good thing is this is all new to us. We used Kaseya for a while and then auto updates and this will be the first WSUS and the first time with SCCM.
Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
Kaseya is a great tool, phenomenal actually even internally although it is a managed service tool by default.

Kaseya just used windows update just so you know, it acts as an interface between Kaseya Server and clinet PC and just uses the windows update commands and functionality.

Unless your running 500+ servers I prefer to patch servers manually and desktops in groups or all at once. Testing obviously required. We always need a rollback.
EmigraSupportAuthor Commented:
Thanks Mark, I don't have 500 servers and do like to do them manually but a backup is nice and I have a lot of development servers. And a couple hundred workstations so this should be a nice tool. I would have stayed with Kaseya but there support can customer service was terrible! Cant function like that.
Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
Once your servers are virtual use snapshots before running updates but make sure you delete the snapshots right after you test the machines and know they are ok. snapshots or a virtual backup like vranger or veam.

my 2c. gl
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