How do I Install SUS on a Server that is also running other IIS Enabled Applications like SharePoint?

How do I Install SUS on a Server that is also running other IIS Enabled Applications like SharePoint?


 


In this article, I will explain how to install SUS in separate site and keep Share Point (SPS) or any other IIS Applications in the default website. The main purpose of separating SUS installation from the existing installation in the default website is to avoid the conflicting permissions as SUS requires the ANONYMOUS ACCESS on the website installed.


 


The best practice would be to install SUS on a separate website if you already have some IIS application sitting on Default Website. 


 


Review these steps;


 


1. Before installation, open IIS Snap in.


2. Stop all websites.


3. Now run the SUS installer package.


4. Since no sites are running, SUS will create a new site for it.


5. Assign the site to run under another IP, and restart the rest of your sites.


6. Make sure you put a DNS entry pointing to the site.


7. Then set clients to update from this IP ADDRESS.


Generally, Sharepoint and SUS are not able to co-exist on one site & so in the Share Point Central Administrator configure exceptions for the following files and directories: 


Exceptions on Directories & Files:


Directories:



  • content


  • selfupdate


  • autoupdate


  • susadmin


  • dictionaries


  • shared

    Files:  



  • approveditems.txt


  • aucatalog1.cab


  • aurtf1.cab


  • iucert.cab


  • iuident.cab


  • wutrack.bin

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    Happy Reading!
    Mohammed Athif Khaleel
    MVP – SUS / WSUS
    Windows Server Update Services Wiki
    http://www.wsuswiki.com/Athifs
    Save the Internet. Keep all Systems Patched










    [This posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties and confers no rights.]

  • 2 thoughts on “How do I Install SUS on a Server that is also running other IIS Enabled Applications like SharePoint?

    1. Helpful article, but for those of us that are not familiar with SharePoint– using Share Point Central Administrator, where do we go to configure exceptions for those files and directories?

    2. To do so, follow these steps:

      a. On the server that is running SUS Server and Windows SharePoint Services, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click SharePoint Central Administration.

      b. In the Virtual Server Configuration area, click Configure virtual server settings.

      c. On the Virtual Server List tab, click the virtual server that you have to add the excluded paths to.

      d. Under Virtual Server Management, click Define Managed Paths.

      e. In the Add a New Path section, type the path to exclude in the Path box.

      f. Click Excluded Path, and then click OK.

      g. Repeat steps 4 through 6 for each folder that you want to exclude.

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