Installing and Managing Windows Update Service: Part 2 of 4

Part 2: Server Installation

Let us now Install WSUS on the server and with the installer available on the target machine to be the WSUS server, right click and run the installer.

You will now see this splash screen, click next. Oh yes its a wizard!

You have this option, so if you have already installed a WSUS server, you can install an Admin console to a client machine and control your WSUS server remotely.


The traditional License Agreement 😀 Of course we are accepting. Click Next >


This is where we declare where we want to put the downloaded updates, please see my previous post for the requirements. Oh what the heck its ____ GB 😀 Lets Click Next >


As I have mentioned in my previous post (part 1), its better to have a running instance of SQL Server. Because I have already one, I’m using it for WSUS. You can also install a SQL Express and you can use this local database, if you did and the WSUS installer will identify this and the 2nd option will be enabled. After typing the Machine\instance name, click Next >


Because we already have an IIS installed (lucky us :D) we can use the default website or you can always create a new website thru this wizard but we are going to use the Default Website, its easier and besides it says recommended :D. Next >


This is what we have so far. We will install our contents and databases on E:\WSUS and we have chosen that the wizard will create a new virtual application on our IIS site. Lets click Next >to begin the installation, don’t you love wizards?


Lets just wait for it to finish.



After completing the setup process, click finish.


After finishing up, this new Wizard will come up. Lets click Next > to begin.


Lets help-in shall we? Lets tick yes and participate the improvement program.


It’s our first installation of a Microsoft Update Service, so I’m going to directly sync with Microsoft Update in the internet.


I don’t have a proxy for my internet connection so I’ll go on ahead.


This part of the Wizard tests the connection to the Microsoft update server, in our case, on the internet. Click Start Connecting and Wait for a couple of seconds for it to finish.



Click Next > after it verifies the connection and the button activates.


This is a great option for us because we can only choose the language that we need to download. Click Next >  if you are finished.


And we can specify what products installed in the network that we need to update. I was particularly glad to see Windows Live products, we are a fan of OneCare and all of live! So Choose the products that you want to update and click Next >


I suggest to get everything at this point, Click Next >


Let us do this automatically, well that’s one of the reason for WSUS right? Its for automation. I will set the sync automatically on idle times where we leave our development workstations on idle to do tuning. For your implementation, choose the schedule that is right for your enterprise.  Click Next>


You can launch the Admin Console now, but I do not suggest to begin the sync just yet. Let us configure clients to point to our new WSUS Server first. You can click Next > to see the the next steps on configuring the system or just click Finish  to close the wizard.



This is the admin console while it has been launched.



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John is currently creating digital assets that protects people and their future, a technical trainer and a full time geek specializing on development and deployment of innovations created with .NET framework on Windows platform as well as Windows infrastructure projects. He is the primary contact of the Philippine Windows Users Group, a contributor at the Microsoft Philippines Community forums and regularly conducts community sessions as well as other Microsoft technology events. John owns the Busy Saving The World Techblog.

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