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WSUS Overview

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WSUS Overview

This section provides information on the installation and configuration of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and describes the procedure to turn on Automatic Updates.


Figure: Overview of the WSUS process

The preceding figure shows the process by which WSUS performs updates on servers and clients.

  1. Administrator subscribes to update categories
  2. Server downloads updates from Microsoft Update
  3. Clients register themselves with the server
  4. Administrator puts clients in different target groups
  5. Administrator approves updates
  6. Agents install administrator-approved updates