Is it a good idea to allow WSUS to download & install SP's?

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by MMJII, May 22, 2007.

  1. MMJII

    MMJII Guest

    Hello all,
    I am configuring what I want WSUS to download during sync.
    I don't need thing like Windows x64 updates, or cluster ..etc.
    Is there a way to isolate these updates from downloading during WSUS
    Also what are thoughts on installing SP's using WSUS?

    Thanks for thoughts.
    MMJII, May 22, 2007
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  2. Given our recent experience with SP2 for Windows Server...NO

    and its not enabled by default.
    Cris Hanna [SBS-MVP], May 22, 2007
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  3. I don't see any reason to download updates for products you're not running.
    Whenever they add new applications, I just run down the list to see if
    there's anything I should be enabling.

    I let WSUS do service packs - in fact, I get everything through WSUS except
    drivers. I don't allow anything to auto-install on servers, so although I
    have downloaded and approved WS03 SP2, it's only installed on servers where
    I have manually installed it. The others still show the yellow shield and
    the SP as "needed."
    Dave Nickason [SBS MVP], May 22, 2007
  4. MMJII

    MMJII Guest

    Thanks for your thoughts.
    MMJII, May 22, 2007
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