How to Implement WSUS

WSUS Server (Windows Server update services)

Follow the configuration steps first.

  1. Setup a group policy
    • Tools
    • Click on group policy management
    • Expand you forest , domain and click on your server
    • Now open active directory users and computers
    • Create a new OU for WSUS (CTP-workstations).
    • Move all the computers you want to be implement updates and hotfixes via WSUS.
    • Now go to group policy management select the OU name (CTP-workstations) if not shown than click on refresh.
    • Right click on OU (CTP-workstations) select option, Create a GPO in this domain, and Link it here.
    • Specify the name (WSUS GPO) and click ok.
    • Now right click on newly created GPO named (WSUS GPO) and edit (Group Policy Management editor will open).
    • Under computer configuration, expand policies, expand administrative Templates, expand windows components and select windows update.
    • Select configure automatic updates and double click on it and select enable.
    • Select a setting in the drop down menu as you like good your environment (option 3 is recommended) select scheduling as you like and apply.
    • Now select specify intranet Microsoft update service location click enable and you have to mention your WSUS URL example in both fields.
  2. Go to your client machine
    • Login as domain administration
    • Open command prompt as a admin
    • Type a command gpupdate /force and manually restart.
  3. Go back to you WSUS server
    • Open WSUS console select you server example ctp-dc1.
    • Click on computers, expand all computers, click unassigned computer,
    • Select Any and refresh, now you will see your client computers
    • Check synchronization status via clicking on Server example ctp-dc1.
    • Wait till synchronization status to 100%.
    • Now for updates, expand all updates, click on approval see is there any client. If no.
    • Go back to back your client machine login with domain admin account
    • Open command prompt as a administrator type wuauclt /detectnow enter.
    • Enter second command wuauclt /reportnow.
    • Now go back to your WSUS server, in WSUS console, go to computers, all computers, unsigned computer click refresh , see the installed status started if yes it good.
    • Finally click on the server in WSUS console you will see number of computers or computer increase in computers needing updates counter.
    • To push updates click on updates, all updates in approval select unapproved and status failed or needed than click refresh.
    • Select update from the list right click on it and approve and in next window click approve for install and click ok to push it on your environment.
    • For verification go to your client machine, control panel click on windows updates, it will start updating to your approved update.


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