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Prajwal Desai

Windows SUS - Workgroup

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Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) enables administrators to manage the distribution of updates and hotfixes released for Microsoft products to computers in a corporate environment.

WSUS downloads these updates from the Microsoft Update website and then distributes them to computers on a network.

In this Article i will be installing the WSUS role on a computer that is in Workgroup environment.

 

Machines used . 1 VM - Server 2008 R2 ent 64 bit - WSUS role installed and configured. 1 VM - windows 7 prof SP1 64 bit as client machine.

 

Step 1 - Install and Configure the WSUS role on the server.

 

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Step 2 : Create the .reg file with following info:

 

Create a *.reg file containing this:

 

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate]

"AcceptTrustedPublisherCerts"=dword:00000001

"ElevateNonAdmins"=dword:00000001

"TargetGroupEnabled"=dword:00000000

"WUServer"="http://your-WSUS-server:port";

"WUStatusServer"="http://your-WSUS-server:port";

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU]

"AUOptions"=dword:00000004

"AUPowerManagement"=dword:00000001

"AutoInstallMinorUpdates"=dword:00000001

"DetectionFrequency"=dword:0000000a

"DetectionFrequencyEnabled"=dword:00000001

"IncludeRecommendedUpdates"=dword:00000001

"NoAUAsDefaultShutdownOption"=dword:00000001

"NoAUShutdownOption"=dword:00000001

"NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers"=dword:00000001

"NoAutoUpdate"=dword:00000000

"RebootRelaunchTimeout"=dword:0000000a

"RebootRelaunchTimeoutEnabled"=dword:00000001

"RescheduleWaitTime"=dword:0000000a

"RescheduleWaitTimeEnabled"=dword:00000001

"ScheduledInstallDay"=dword:00000000

"ScheduledInstallTime"=dword:00000003

"UseWUServer"=dword:00000001

 

 

Change/Modify the info from reg file.

 

- "WUServer"="http://your-WSUS-server:port"; and

- "WUStatusServer"="http://your-WSUS-server:port";

 

Example : "WUServer"="http://192.168.100.1"

"WUStatusServer"=http://192.168.100.1"

 

Example : "WUServer"=" http://intranet.local:8080 "

"WUStatusServer"=" http://intranet.local:8080 "

 

 

Save the reg file with filename.reg extension

 

Step 3 : In the WSUS console Approve the updates.

 

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