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Personalize the WSUS Display

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server Update Services

You can configure different aspects of the way WSUS server information is displayed in the WSUS Administration console. You can display information from downstream replica servers when you view computer and update status information. You can have validation errors displayed as pop-up windows. And you can display different types of information in the computer overview's To Do section.

  1. From the WSUS Administration console, click Options, and then click Personalization.

  2. On the General tab, select the Include computers and status from replica downstream servers check box.

  3. Click OK.

ImportantImportant
Computer and update status will roll up from downstream replica servers only. It is not possible to get rolled-up status from a downstream autonomous server.

  1. From the WSUS Administration console, click Options, and then click Personalization.

  2. On the General tab, select the Show validation errors as popups check box.

  3. Click OK.

noteNote
If you choose this option, errors will appear as pop-up windows and not as links in the UI.

  1. From the WSUS Administration console, click Options, and then click Personalization.

  2. On the To Do List tab, select one or more of the following items:

    • Computers have not reported status for more than 30 days

    • WSUS updates are waiting to be approved for install

    • Critical updates are waiting to be approved for install

    • Computers have requested nonexistent computer groups

    • The server database is almost full

    • SSL is not enabled

    • New products and new classifications have been added in the past 30 days

    • Update file languages are enabled on this server, but are no longer supported by the upstream server

  3. Click OK.

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