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Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started with Microsoft Windows Server Update Services 3.0

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Microsoft Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP1 (WSUS 3.0 SP1) provides a comprehensive solution for managing updates within your network. This document provides instructions for basic tasks for deploying WSUS 3.0 on your network. Use this guide to perform the following tasks:

  • Install WSUS 3.0.

  • Configure WSUS 3.0 to obtain updates from Microsoft.

  • Configure client computers to install updates from WSUS 3.0.

  • Approve, manage, and distribute updates.

Although WSUS 3.0 is a feature-rich update-management solution, this guide offers only a single way to accomplish any of these tasks. When there are options to perform a task in different ways, the alternative approaches are noted.


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