Installing and Managing Windows Update Service: Part 4 of 4

Part 4: Synchronize and Manage Updates

We already have WSUS installed, now its time to manage the updates!


What we will do now is we need to install a remote administrator for our WSUS, we don’t want to remote desktop every time we need to approve WSUS, right?

With the same WSUS installer hopefully you have the same architecture of the server, I also have a 64 bit Vista Enterprise, So I right click the installer, and Run as administrator.


And the installation dance begins..

Looks familiar? Dejavou? No not really. Lets click Next > to begin.


For this instance we will just install the Administration Console Only, then click Next >


Lets accept the License Agreement, click Next >

And the install process..


There, Just click finish and you have already the administration console. As i have said before, you can never go wrong with a Wizard!


Here is the new Icon that you need to access, launch the WSUS admin now.



With the Update Services Console open, go to the right hand pane, click Connect to Server…


This dialog box appear, and you have to put in the Server name of our WSUS server. By default it runs on port 80.

There I have allot of updates to approve!


You can now select them all or select a few, then click Approve..

When this dialog box appears, you can have the approval by the drop down before the name. Actually its very intuitive, very nicely done software. So dropdown, install, then click ok.

Ok we haven’t deployed a big service pack for SQL 2005. Could have been a total waste of bandwidth.

I already took extra steps on creating computer groups and viewing reports, I think I can leave you now here, explore the possibilities, see the feature sets that WSUS has to offer that I did not able to show in this post. So there you have it the Windows Server Update Services 3.0 with Server 2008 and Windows Vista!

For more info about WSUS visit TechNet: and the WSUS product team blog here:


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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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