Difference between the "Statistics Server" and "Update Service for detecting updates"

Discussion in 'Update Services' started by Mark Oueis, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. Mark Oueis

    Mark Oueis Guest

    When configuring a windows update agent to use an intranet Mircrosoft update
    service, you are given two fields to fill. The Statistics Server and the
    Update Service server used for detecting and downloading updates.

    What exactly are the statistics that are sent to the statistics server? In
    what senario would these two servers not be the same WSUS? How is this

    Thanks in advance

    Mark Oueis, Jun 8, 2005
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  2. WSUS does not support using a separate statistics server. The statistics
    server must be configured to the exact same value as the update service.

    Yasufumi Shiraishi
    SDE, Windows Server Update Services

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Yasufumi Shiraishi [MSFT], Jun 8, 2005
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  3. That didn't exactly answer his question.... though your statement is
    definitely accurate.

    Basically everything that the WUA sends to the WSUS Server is sent "to"
    the statistics server.
    A long time ago, MS insinuated that the "next version" (meaning this
    release of WSUS) would have the capability to support /centralized/
    statistical reporting. The idea being that content servers would be
    distributed, but monitoring and reporting could be centralized. Obviously
    the "idea" has been present for some time, or there would have never been a
    separate policy setting. Unfortunately, the capability has never
    materialized. Yet, no effort has been made to remove the redundant (and
    sometimes troublesome) setting.

    Otherwise, as noted by Yasufumi, in the current incarnation, the
    WUServer and WUStatusServer values must be identical, or the client gets
    very confused.
    Lawrence Garvin, Jun 8, 2005
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