Introduction to Deploying Windows Server Update Services 3.0

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server Update Services

This guide describes how to deploy Microsoft® Windows® Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0. Begin your WSUS deployment by reading about how WSUS functions, its general requirements, and its features for scalability and bandwidth management. Read how to choose a network and database configuration for your WSUS 3.0 installation in Design the WSUS 3.0 Deployment. Next, read how to install and configure the WSUS server in the section Install the WSUS 3.0 Server. Then read how to configure Automatic Updates on client workstations and servers that will be updated by WSUS in Update and Configure the Automatic Updates Client.