WSUS server Upgrade

Hello ,

This is regarding WSUS upgrade , We need to know upgrade the version to make it compatible with windows 2016 servers as well. Kindly let us know the version to which we need to upgrade.

We are currently running the following:

WSUS Version: 3.2.7600.226
Windows 2008 R2

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Your WSUS on server 2008 R2 can, if updated, serve updates for server 2016 and windows 10.
You would simply need to install all updates for the server itself. 3.2.7600.226 is not the latest WSUS 2008 R2 build number.
Update it and all will be well and you can see that 2016 server will be selectable as update  product category.
This table helps (courtesy of / )

WSUS on Windows Server 2003/2008
WSUS 3.0 (RC):      Build 3.0.6000.318
WSUS 3.0 (RTW):      Build 3.0.6000.374
WSUS 3.0 (SP1):      Build 3.1.6001.65
WSUS 3.0 (SP1) + KB954960:      Build 3.1.6001.66
WSUS 3.0 (SP2 Beta):      Build 3.2.7000.84
WSUS 3.0 (SP2 RC):      Build 3.2.7085.146
WSUS 3.0 (SP2):      Build 3.2.7600.226
WSUS 3.0 (SP2) + KB2720211:      Build 3.2.7600.251
WSUS 3.0 (SP2) + KB2734608:      Build 3.2.7600.256
WSUS 3.0 (SP2) + KB2828185:      Build 3.2.7600.262
WSUS 3.0 (SP2) + KB2938066:      Build 3.2.7600.274
Cliff GaliherCommented:
WSUS 3.2 cannot do windows 10 feature updates. At all.

WSUS became a server role so it cannot be upgraded on 2008 R2. If you want to fully service windows 10 or server 2016 semi-annual channel then you need to upgrade to server 2012 R2 for WSUS. Or do wally server 2016.
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Look, this is about server 2016. There are no feature updates for server 2016 1607 as there are for win10, which are inplace upgrades, possible through WSUS, no matter what WSUS version.

Upgrades to the higher builds of server 2016 (for example 1709) will need to be done as clean installations, see 2nd question in the FAQ

As for Win10, I meant security updates, not feature updates. Doing feature updates to clients using WSUS is pretty risky, though, and I would not even recommend it, so even from that side, server 2008 R2 is fine for now.
JohnnyAuthor Commented:
We have added 2016 servers in our WSUS server (WSUS Version: 3.2.7600.226)  but OS version they are showing is 2008 in wsus console.
Cliff GaliherCommented:
Correct. It isn't officially supported on WSUS 3.2, and WSUS 3.2 was never updated to properly detect server 2016.
JohnnyAuthor Commented:
So i need to upgrade my WSUS with version 6.3 (windows server 2012 R2 ) ?
Cliff GaliherCommented:
If you want a supported configuration, yes.
It seems , you have not read what I wrote down.

Server 2016 can receive updates from server 2008 R2 WSUS. You will have to install patches on your WSUS for this to work. The version you indicate is outdated, 3.2.7600.226 has not seen patches in years. The above list is showing 3.2.7600.274 as the latest WSUS version, but there might be already a newer one.

So, how do you patch your WSUS itself, never? Please install patches for it and support for 2016 will be added.
JohnnyAuthor Commented:
Thanks McKnife for your reply ..

This is downstream server , Patching done every month for this server. Which patch i need to install on Win2k8 r2 wsus server ?
Like  I posted before:
WSUS 3.0 (SP2) + KB2938066:      Build 3.2.7600.274

There might be newer updates - these will be detected if you search for updates against microsoft's own update servers. Your own WSUS' don't seem to hold that update, maybe you simply forgot that important category? It can be verified in update products and categories in wsus options.

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JohnnyAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your response .

Do i need to look at upstream WSUS version also before upgrading downstream (WSUS 3.0 (SP2) + KB2938066:      Build 3.2.7600.274)
You upgrade them all and make sure they are receiving self updates from now on.
Johnny, why don't you close the question? Still on it? Need more help?
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