Configuration options for updating operating system
Configuration of WSUS Client Now we’ve come to the point where we’ll actually be doing something useful: updating the client computers.
We introduced WSUS into our network because we want Windows clients to contact WSUS server over HTTP, which distributes updates to them to keep them secure.
We can choose among the following options that are also presented below: In our case we’ll choose the Internal Database option as presented in the picture below: Before finishing the installation, we also need to select the website that WSUS will use; we can choose between two options: After the installation process, we need to follow a few configuration steps, as outlined below.
The first step basically tells us what we need to do before configuring WSUS, such as properly configuring the firewall.
The C:\WSUS\ directory will now contain 2.09 GB of data and will contain the folders seen below.
Configuration of WSUS Server Then we can click on the Start/Windows Server Update Server as shown in the picture below to start the update services.
Soon after that we can then notice both computers in the “All Computers” tab in WSUS as seen in the picture below.
The settings can be seen below; they are disabled by default, but we can very easily enable them and fill out the email server settings in the “E-Mail Server” tab.After that, we need to apply the configuration options we made to the local group policy with the gpupdate command, as seen in the picture below.