Step 2: Install WSUS 3.0 on Your Server

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

After ensuring that your server meets the installation requirements, you are ready to install WSUS 3.0. You must log on to the server on which you plan to install WSUS 3.0 by using an account that is a member of the local Administrators group. Only members of the local Administrators group can install WSUS 3.0.

The following procedure uses the default WSUS installation options, which include installing Windows Internal Database for the WSUS 3.0 database software, storing updates locally, and using the IIS Default Web site on port 80.

To install WSUS 3.0

  1. Double-click the installer file, WSUSSetup.exe.

  2. On the Welcome page of the installation wizard, click Next.

  3. On the Installation Mode Selection page, click Full server installation including Administration Console if you wish to install the server on this computer, or Administration Console only if you wish to install the administration console only.

  4. On the License Agreement page, read the terms of the license agreement carefully, click I accept the terms of the License agreement, and then click Next.

  5. On the Select Update Source page of the installation wizard, you can specify where clients get updates. If you select the Store updates locally check box, updates are stored on the WSUS 3.0 server, and you select a location in the file system to store updates. If you do not store updates locally, client computers connect to Microsoft Update to get approved updates. Keep the default options, and click Next.

  6. On the Database Options page, select the software used to manage the WSUS 3.0 database. By default, WSUS Setup offers to install Windows Internal Database, if the computer on which you are installing runs Windows Server 2003.

  7. If you do not wish to use Windows Internal Database, you must provide a SQL Server instance for WSUS to use, by clicking Using an existing database server on this computer and typing the instance name in the box. The instance name should appear as <serverName>\<instanceName>, where serverName is the name of the server and instanceName is the name of the SQL instance. Make your selection, and then click Next.

  8. On the Connecting to SQL Server Instance page, WSUS will try to connect to the specified instance of SQL Server. When it has connected successfully, click Next to continue.

  9. On the Web Site Selection page, specify the Web site that WSUS 3.0 will use. If you wish to use the default IIS Web site on port 80, select the first option. If you already have a Web site on port 80, you can create an alternate site on port 8530 by selecting the second option. Keep the default option and click Next.

  10. On the Ready to Install Windows Server Update Services page, review the selections, and then click Next.

  11. The final page of the installation wizard will tell you whether or not the WSUS 3.0 installation was completed successfully. After you click Finish the configuration wizard will be launched.