Building a WSUS 3.0 Server On Windows 2003

Posted on 27. Aug, 2009 by in Security, Server

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Please note that WSUS requires IIS to be installed, along with SQL Server 2005.

Part I: Installing WSUS

Begin by launching the WSUS Installer. Click Next.

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Choose “Full Server Installation including Administration Console”.

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Choose “I accept the terms of this Licence Agreement”.

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Choose “Store Updates Locally” Browse to the folder you want to store your Microsoft patches and Updates. Choose next.

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Choose “Use an existing database on this computer”. WSUS will connect to the SQL Server database you have already installed on the server. If you have more than one database, choose the appropriate database from the drop down.(Default is if you only have one databse).

Click Next.

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WSUS will attempt to connect to the database you have chosen. Click next.

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Click Next.

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Click Finish. WSUS is now installed.

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Part II: Initial Configuration

Click Next.

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Click Next (Joining the Microsoft Update Improvement Program is a personal decision).

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Select “Synchronize from Microsoft Update”. This now your primary (parent) WSUS server. WSUS will go to Microsoft Update to download all the patches chosen by the WSUS administrator.

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OPTIONAL: If you already have a parent WSUS server, you may choose “Synchronize from another Windows Server Update Services Server”. This server will get its updates from the parent, and is used in cases in which there are different subnets. (For instance putting the parent server on a production network, and the child server on a development network). This will allow you to keep your servers in synch across subnets.

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Whether or not to use a proxy is based on your network configuration. WSUS has been know to have issues using proxy servers.

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Click “Start Connecting”. How long this takes is dependent on your network connection.

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Choose the languages you want for you updates. Click next.

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Choose to synchonize manually or automatically. Click next.

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Check both boxes to begin using your WSUS server. Click Finish.

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HAPPY PATCHING!

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