a couple basic questions...

Discussion in 'Update Services' started by blmuzzy, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. blmuzzy

    blmuzzy Guest

    Approving updates:
    The process of approving updates is slow and tedious. It may be that my
    WSUS server is a bit old, but I'd like to be able to auto accept all updates
    for a test group and then approve them all in bulk for the production group.
    Is that possible or do I have to manually approve each update separately?

    Related to that question is what happens if I approve an unnecessary or
    inappropriate update; e.g. an update for SQL goes to a box w/o SQL
    installed? Will the target box realize it's inappropriate and reject the
    update or will it blindly proceed to install it?

    An architectural question:
    I have 2 sites w/ a fast (90 mbps) connection between them. All QA will be
    done in site 1. Site 2 comprises only production servers (about 20) at a
    data center. Does it make sense to set up a replica server in site 2 that
    pushes out accepted updates from site 1 or just make them part of site 1?
    There's a good chance site 1 will have to move in 1 yr. and we'll probably
    lose the fast connection to the data center (direct fiber limited only by
    the speed of the firewall on each end!). which makes me think a replica
    site is more appropriate.

    blmuzzy, Apr 21, 2007
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  2. blmuzzy

    DaveMills Guest

    In the "Updates" view you can select multiple updates and change the all at once
    but it is difficult to know which are needed. In the "Reports/Computers" view it
    is easy to see which updates are needed but you can only approve one at a time.

    It will not install updates that are not needed. But if you approve unneeded
    update for installation the content will be downloaded which wastes disk space
    unless it is required on another PC
    Clearly you do not need another server with 90MB bandwidth available (unless you
    have 1000s of PCs there). As to the future site it will depend upon the
    bandwidth and the number of clients to update on that site.

    I would go with a single server and then actually measure the bandwidth being
    used. It will be quite low but you need to consider both a normal update month
    and one with a large update like a service pack for XP or Office.
    DaveMills, Apr 22, 2007
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