Another great thing about WSUS is that the Automatic Update agent, which is the software the client uses to connect to the server, is included out of the box in every single copy of Windows Since XP.This means that there is no additional software agents that need to be deployed to the computers to get starting using WSUS. You can set a policy at the very top level of your domain using the “Specify intranet Microsoft update service location” setting to configure every computer on your domain to point to the WSUS servers. The cycle does not always run immediately, and may run as a background thread at a low priority. If the cycle does not complete immediately, repeat steps 3-5. The text in the message said, “.” That is an accurate statement.However there are a couple of reason why I think SCCM should still be used over WSUS and they are: Below are a collecting of configuration recommendations and tips that help you get the most our of your WSUS infrastructure in your environment.These are in no particular order of importance and you might chose to implement only some of these setting depending on your environment.
What I hope this post will teach you is how to use Group Policy in your environment to milk the absolute most out of your existing WSUS infrastructure.Terminology: In this post i will use the term “client” many times.When I make this reference note that I am talking about any client of the WSUS Server, which could mean a “client” is either a server or workstation.When working with System Center Configuration Manager 2007, 2012, or 2012 R2, you probably make changes to client configuration settings. That means there is a significant chance that the cycle will take a few minutes.
Some of the changes don’t need to reach your managed clients very quickly, while others could be considered more important. The Configuration Manager client is designed to not interfere with normal system operation. Luckily there’s an out-of-box tool called Client Center for Configuration Manager that can help. WSUS) is Microsoft free tool they provide for deploying patches and updates.