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Installing and configuring WSUS w/SP1

By Blue screen ·
1- Does anyone know the requirements for WSUS as far as installing it on a domain controller, member server, or stand alone server?
any help or links is appreciated.


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by p.j.hutchison In reply to Installing and configurin ...

I believe you will need:
Windows 2003 with SP1
.NET Framework 2.0
BITS 2.0
SQL Server (MSDE 2000, SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005 Express or Full)

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by Blue screen In reply to Installing and configurin ...

Okay but do you recommend that i install it on a domain controller, or a stand alone or member server?

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by CG IT In reply to Installing and configurin ...

PJs right those are what you need to run WSUS.
Microsoft has a deployment guide on the WSUS web site. A must read.

For the question should it be on it's own server or on a DC, that depends. If you have a small business that only has one server and they don't have the $$ for an additional server, you could put WSUS on a DC. I'd recommend that you have a seperate HDD to put the database on.

If the network is a larger one and they can afford another server, then I would say put it on a member server.

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by CG IT In reply to Installing and configurin ...

here is a link to a downloadable step by step guide for WSUS. In there it will tell you what best practices is for WSUS.

I won't recommend to someone to do this or do that because businesses and networks are all different and have differing needs.

You have to make a "best" decision for you network based upon your expertise in IT, your knowledge of your network, the company you work for, and the users.

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by curlergirl In reply to Installing and configurin ...

As far as any caveats about installing it on a DC, member server, etc., I don't think it particularly matters. The most important thing is to install it on a server where you can afford to dedicate at least 8-10 GB of drive space to data storage for WSUS and that will be able to handle the load when updates are scheduled. (In actual fact, I don't think our WSUS servers are using 8-10GB of storage, but it's good to have overhead, too.)

The other thing to consider is what other software is running on the server. I have had some problems with WSUS on servers that are running other apps either in IIS or in SQL, so you might want to be careful about that. And you certainly would NOT want to have it on a server that was an active web server.

Hope this helps!

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