Deploying Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP1

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 SP1. You will find a comprehensive description of how WSUS functions, as well as descriptions of WSUS scalability and bandwidth management features. This guide also offers step-by-step procedures for installation and configuration of the WSUS server. You will read how to update and configure Automatic Updates on client workstations and servers that will be updated by WSUS. Also included are steps for setting up a WSUS server on an isolated segment of your network and manually importing updates, as well as steps for configuring WSUS for network load balancing.


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