Solved

WSUS Server advice

Posted on 2016-08-30
2
38 Views
Last Modified: 2016-09-15
Hi

I have 200 users - I have recently configured the WSUS role. What the best way to manage and deploy the update..

I've currently enabled the automatic approvals rule and WSUS has started downloading 200GB of updates. Is this normal? Can someone please advice.

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:Technical Information
2 Comments
 
LVL 80

Assisted Solution

by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 200 total points
ID: 41777474
Yes it is normal.. Did you also setup group policy so the clients will now look at your WSUS server?
0
 
LVL 69

Accepted Solution

by:
Qlemo earned 300 total points
ID: 41777645
It is normal if you blindly accept all updates. It helps to first work on languages and products in WSUS, to narrow down to what is really used. E.g. you do not need W2008 updates if there are no such servers ;-).
It is also a good idea to keep all updates to "not approved", let as much clients sync with WSUS, and then approve "required" updates only. That needs two or three rounds, as some updates are valid/required only after others have been installed, but there is much less to download.

You'll also have to manually decline superseded updates, as by default those are approved too, but do not need to be installed for the superseding one.
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Recently, I was assigned the task of performing a hardware refresh in the datacenter. The previous Windows 2008 systems were connected to the SAN via fiber channel HBA’s and among other thing, had PowerPath installed in order to provide sufficient f…
Microsoft Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) is free for everyone, but it lacks of some desirable features like send an e-mail to the administrator with the status of all computers on the WSUS server. This article is based on my PowerShell script …
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to use Boot Corrector from Paragon Rescue Kit Free to identify and fix the boot problems of Windows 7/8/2012R2 etc. As an example is used Windows 2012R2 which lost its active partition flag (often happen…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing of Data Protection Manager on a server running Windows Server 2012 R2, including the prerequisites. Microsoft .Net 3.5 is required. To install this feature, go to Server Manager…

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question