Small Business Susan

Essentials updates out today

Out today:

Update Rollup 1 for Windows Server 2012 Essentials is available:;en-us;2781267

You cannot enable the Windows Server Update Services role in Windows 
Server 2012 Essentials:
(or rather, now you can with this hotfix installed)


  • #   Barry Lyndsell on 02.27.13 at 4:29 am     

    Hmmm, whilst it allows you to install WSUS on WS2012E, it doesn’t create the necessary GPOs as per SBS – or am I doing something wrong?

  • #   bradley on 02.27.13 at 8:56 am     

    I didn’t say it installed the “SBS ” version of WSUS. It lets you install WSUS. Period. We have to do the rest manually.

  • #   Barry Lyndsell on 02.27.13 at 11:12 am     

    I know that. The point I was making is that for an SBS replacement product you would think it would install the GPOs as well, especially seeing as there is are “SBS Group Policy Folder Redirection” and “SBS Group Policy Security Templates” GPOs already in WS2012E.

    Thanks for the heads up anyway, and for an interesting and informative blog.

  • #   bradley on 02.27.13 at 11:16 am     

    As part of the smbkitchen project we’ll be doing step by steps for the same setup as well as better WSUS setups.