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    WSUS

    Buy a new small box or wack it on the DC?
    Be serving 150-200 PCs / laptops
    If a new box what rough specs?

    Not had WSUS before due to multi-site low WAN speed - but upgrading the WAN infrastructure so it will be able to cope.

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    long as you have hard disk space its a minimal drain i wouldn't spec up a box for it a vm possibly but even thats probably overkill imo

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    It's an easy task on the machine, but can take up a fair bit of disk space if you have lots of OSs on the go at one time.

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    My opinions...

    NEVER on a DC. Plus it requires obviously an MSSQL backend (or the Windows Internal DB). MSSQL in my experience, at least for WSUS, can become a memory hog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fivetwelve View Post
    My opinions...

    NEVER on a DC. Plus it requires obviously an MSSQL backend (or the Windows Internal DB). MSSQL in my experience, at least for WSUS, can become a memory hog.
    +1 we have it on a old server (well most of our servers are old) along side WDS/MDT, it only has 4gb memory and starts to crawl when pushing out updates, all due to sql memory requirements. You also want it on a fast network connection.



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