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New WSUS setup queries !

Hello ,

I have some queries  regrading NEW WSUS server setup , Please provide your suggestion on below mentioned points.

1.  Which DB should use WID or SQL Express ?
2. Is it recommended to push Services pack to  WSUS client machine like (win8/10 ),As services pack comes with hefty file size &  it may impact network perform if same time all machine try to get update from WSUS?
3. In case of downstream wsus server , Do we need to have DB for respective downstream server ?

Please help me out with these queries .

Thanks
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David McMorrisHead of IT
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Use WID, it is appropriate in most cases.

Yes service packs can be pushed through WSUS and it is the recommended method.

A downstream server will need its own DB.

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@David McMorris : Thanks for your response .

Won't be any issue When client pulling the update (service packs) from wsus server , as there will be multiple clients trying the same operation at same time & normally service pack file size quite huge so this may impact network performance or server performance issue ??

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David McMorrisHead of IT
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What type of server is the WSUS machine! Physical or virtual? Is it a gigabit network? I have done many deployments of feature updates for Windows 10 through WSUS and I didn't notice any network issues. You'll be fine.
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Which DB should use WID or SQL Express ?

i use sql express; it's free and found it works more smoothly
i had wid before, but found that if you are doing a massive change (say, declining a large number of updates) then mmc will stop responding

Is it recommended to push Services pack to  WSUS client machine...

wsus doesn't push anything
the client pulls from wsus based on GPO setup

As services pack comes with hefty file size &  it may impact network perform if same time all machine try to get update from WSUS?

there hasn't been a service pack since windows 7 SP1 in march 2011
newer builds for windows 10 are released every 6 months.  regular monthly patches are ok to make available for clients but i would test the full build release in a test group first to see how it behaves in your environment.  it is also a lengthy process not just during the upgrade but also right after the user logs in for the first time afterwards.  plan accordingly

In case of downstream wsus server , Do we need to have DB for respective downstream server

yes
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