We’re going to tweak WSUS

On August 12, 2010, in WSUS, by

We’re going to tweak WSUS to be a bit more proactive in pushing out updates to Vista and Windows 7 workstations.  This only impacts those two platforms and cannot be adjusted for WinXP workstations as this particular policy won’t work on XP.

You can either set a separate group policy or adjust the existing one.

We’re going to adjust the following:

Turn on recommended updates via Automatic updates

Specifies whether Automatic Updates will deliver both important as well as recommended updates from the Windows Update update service.

When this policy is enabled, Automatic Updates will install recommended updates as well as important updates from Windows Update update service.

When disabled or not configured Automatic Updates will continue to deliver important updates if it is already configured to do so.

First log into your SBS 2008 server (of course you can do this as well on SBS 2003 with WSUS 3) and launch the group policy management console.

Now I would probably adjust the Update Services Common settings policy or the Client computer policy.

Right mouse click and edit and drill down under Computer configuration – then policies – then Administrative templates – then Windows Components

Then scroll down to Windows Updates

Now scroll down to that  Turn on Recommended updates via Automatic updates

 Click enable and then apply




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