WSUS 3.0 Beta 2

WSUS Product Team has already announced the release of WSUS 3.0 beta 2 public beta. This is the first public beta for WSUS 3.0 which is preceded by a private TAP beta.

Quick Info:

Program Start Date 8/14/2006
Program End Date 2/28/2007
Nomination Start Date 8/8/2006
Nomination End Date 2/28/2007

You can register and download WSUS 3.0 Beta 2 from or from

Once registered, you can download WSUSSetup-x86.exe, 56.23 MB using Microsoft File Transfer Manager automatically.

Title WSUS 3 Beta 2 Setup-x86
Release Date 8/11/2006
Size 56.23 MB
Version 5451.90
Category Build
Milestone Beta 2

WSUS 3.0 beta 2 Setup x86

Get Started:

WSUS 3.0 Beta 2 Prerequisites

  1. Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0
  2. Update for Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) 2.0 and WinHTTP 5.1 Windows Server 2003. To download this software, go to the Download Center (
  3. Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 Redistributable Package 

    1. (x86) – To download this software, go to the Download Center 
    2. (For x64) – also go to the Download Center

  4. Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2005. To obtain this software, go to the Download Center (
  5. Microsoft Management Console 3.0 for Windows Server 2003 (KB907265).

    1. (x86) – To download this software, go to the Download Center
    2. (For x64) – also go to the Download Center

* Note: WSUS 3.0 beta 2 does not support Vista beta clients at this time.

From Connect Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Beta 2:

WSUS 3.0 Beta 2 Vista RC client support!  After beta 2 releases, we will be adding a new download that will make sure your WSUS 3.0 beta 2 server can service the new RC version of Vista clients when it ships.  This downloadable beta update will be available from the WSUS beta Connect site in the downloads section in the 4th quarter of calendar year 06 – when Vista RC releases! Check back for news on this update to test WSUS 3.0 beta 2 with your Vista RC beta clients.

Happy patching!

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