WSUS Server Configuration on Windows Server 2012

WSUS Server Configuration on Windows Server 2012

This article explains how to install and configure Windows Software Update Service (WSUS) on Microsoft Windows Server 2012. Free step by step guide for WSUS Server installation and configuration on Windows Server 2012

Let’s get started

1. Login to the domain server(Test.abc.com)

2. Now let’s start with login onto the server as shown below.

WSUS Server Configuration on Windows Server 2012

3. Give username & password (abc\administrator) & click on ok as shown below.

Give username & password

4. On the certificate verification window click on Yes button.

certificate verification

5. The next windows will show the server desktop.

next windows will show the server desktop

6. Open Server Manager from the left down corner of server desktop as shown below

Server Manager

7. Click on Add Roles and Features from Server Manager Dashboard as shown below.

Roles and Features

8. Click on Next to begin the process as shown below

Next to begin the process

9. By default role based or featured based Installation is selected already so we will continue with default settings and click on Next as shown below

featured based Installation

10. On next window continue with default server(Test) selection and click on Next as shown below

server(Test) selection

11. On the next screen scroll down and select Windows Software Update Service (WSUS) as shown below.

Service (WSUS)

12. As you check on the WSUS Role the Next window will open for add Roles and features wizard. Click on Add Features button as shown below

WSUS Role

13. Once you click on Add Features button it will come back to the last window and you can see Web IIS role us also selected along with WSUS. Click on Next as shown below

Features button

14. Click on Next to continue as shown below

Next to continue

15. Click on Next to continue as shown below

Next to continue

16. Continue with default selection and click on Next as shown

default selection

17. On the next window we have to provide the Path to store the Microsoft updates.

window we have to provide

18. Create the folder in C drive with the name of WSUS as shown below

C drive with the name of WSUS

19. Right Click and select New -> Folder

Click and select New -> Folder

20. Rename this folder to WSUS

Rename this folder to WSUS

 

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21. Provide the created folder path in the WSUS setup store location and click on Next as shown

created folder path in the WSUS


22. Click on Next on Web Server Role(IIS) window as shown below

Web Server Role(IIS)

23. Click on Next to continue

Click on Next to continue

24. Click on Install to start the installation for WSUS Role

Install to start the installation for WSUS Role

25. You can see installation for WSUS server role has been started

installation for WSUS

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26. Click on Close to finish the installation Setup

Click on Close to finish the installation Setup

27. Open Windows Software Update Services (WSUS) from the Tool Menu given on the Top right Corner of Server Manager Dashboard.

Windows Software Update Services (WSUS)

28. Click on Run button as shown to complete the WSUS update installation

WSUS update installation

29. You can see the installation progress as shown below

installation progress

 

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30. Post installation task completed successfully, click on close to exit

installation task completed successfully

31. As you close the windows WSUS Configuration wizard will open, click on Next to continue

windows WSUS Configuration

32. Uncheck “ yes I would like to join Microsoft Update Improvement program” and click on next to continue as shown below

Microsoft Update Improvement

33. Click on Next to continue

Click on Next to continue

34. As we are not using any proxy server , Click on Next to continue as shown below

 Click on Next to continue as shown below

35. Click to Start Connecting button to continue

Click to Start Connecting button to continue

36. You can see the server has started connecting with save and download upstream server

connecting

37. Once it is complete click on Next to continue as shown below

 complete click on Next to continue as shown below

38. Select English Language for Updates and click on Next

 English Language for Updates and click on Next

39. Choose the products for which you required updates, click on next to continue as shown below

 required updates

 

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40. On the next screen specify the requirement as shown

screen specify the requirement as shown

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41. Click on Next to continue as shown

Click on Next to continue as shown

42. Choose Synchronize Automatically and click on Next

Synchronize Automatically and click on Next

43. Click on Next to continue

Click on Next to continue

44. Click on finish to complete the configuration Setup.

Click on finish to complete the configuration Setup.

45. You can see your WSUS server has been Setup.

You can see your WSUS server has been Setup.

46. Your WSUS is fully prepared; you can now add Computer from Active Directory and Approve or Reject Security updated as per your company policy.

 WSUS is fully prepared

This is how we can Install and configure WSUS Setup on windows Server 2012.

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