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    Hello, a quick and simple question. With Windows Update do you have the "Give me updates for Microsoft products........" option ticked, or not, and therefore just receive important/recommended updates ? What do folks recommend ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sloughman View Post
    Hello, a quick and simple question. With Windows Update do you have the "Give me updates for Microsoft products........" option ticked, or not, and therefore just receive important/recommended updates ? What do folks recommend ?

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    I would recommend using WSUS and selecting the updates that are applicable to your establishment rather than let PCs update themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sloughman View Post
    Hello, a quick and simple question. With Windows Update do you have the "Give me updates for Microsoft products........" option ticked, or not, and therefore just receive important/recommended updates ? What do folks recommend ?

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    A direct answer of yes, it means any other MS software gets patches as well at the same time. WSUS can also do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    A direct answer of yes, it means any other MS software gets patches as well at the same time. WSUS can also do this.
    However all your machines will be hitting the update servers downloading, mostly, the same stuff. WSUS downloads it once and distributes it locally. Much nicer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    However all your machines will be hitting the update servers downloading, mostly, the same stuff. WSUS downloads it once and distributes it locally. Much nicer.
    I presume he was not asking for network wide deployment and just simply asking a yes or no to using the option

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    Oh ok, well if talking about network wide then use wsus, if just one machine, then yeah tick it

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    I think I will set up WSUS, I only have a smallish network circa 110 machines. It looks fairly straight forward. Any pitfalls to look out for ? It won't be a dedicated WSUS server, I'll be adding the role to another server, I presume this should be OK ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sloughman View Post
    I think I will set up WSUS, I only have a smallish network circa 110 machines. It looks fairly straight forward. Any pitfalls to look out for ? It won't be a dedicated WSUS server, I'll be adding the role to another server, I presume this should be OK ?

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    Ah it was network wide
    Yeah wsus is straightforward, just follow: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...(v=ws.10).aspx. We have a similar size network and its definitely worth it.
    What version of windows server you using?
    Oh and set it to sync out work hours
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Ah it was network wide
    Yeah wsus is straightforward. We have a similar size network and its definitely worth it.
    What version of windows server you using?
    Oh and set it to sync out work hours
    Server 2008 R2

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    Quote Originally Posted by sloughman View Post
    Server 2008 R2
    Ah cool, then its just a role to add to the server, so yeah follow guide above

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