Clients in a WSUS environment pointing to microsoft

Discussion in 'Update Services' started by tqt0208, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. tqt0208

    tqt0208 Guest

    I have a number of machines where the users are rarely in the office.
    I have a WSUS environment running fine. Could someone point me to some
    documentation where i could just point this 1 OU of machines to look to
    microsoft for the updates.

    Also, is it possible to have the machines point to microsoft but still
    have the patch approval be handled by WSUS. I know that his can be
    changed on the WSUS server settings but i don't want to change it globally
    for the WSUS servers cause most OUs are using the Intranet server as their
    WSUS server,
    I just want it for this OU
    tqt0208, Aug 24, 2005
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  2. To exclude a single OU from using WSUS, and using WindowsUpdate exclusively,
    simply set the "Configure Automatic Updates" policy to disabled in a new GPO
    and link the GPO to that group.

    Unfortunately it's not possible to mix 'n' match the source of the content
    within a single WSUS server. All clients will obtain content from the same
    source, as configured at the WSUS server.

    Best option for creating a separate content source is configuring a separate
    WSUS server. If it's a small group of clients, you could conceivably do this
    in a VM on the same WSUS server.
    Lawrence Garvin, Aug 25, 2005
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