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Step 2: Install WSUS Server or Administration Console

Updated: July 19, 2011

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1, Windows Server Update Services, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard

In Step 1: Confirm WSUS 3.0 SP2 installation requirements you confirmed that the server meets the minimum system requirements and that the necessary account permissions were granted You are ready to install WSUS 3.0 SP2. Start the installation of WSUS by using the applicable procedure for your operating system and kind of installation (by using either Server Manager or the WSUSSetup.exe file).

  1. Log on to the server on which you plan to install WSUS 3.0 SP2 by using an account that is a member of the local Administrators group.

  2. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

  3. In the right side pane of the Server Manager window, in the Roles Summary section, click Add Roles.

  4. If the Before You Begin page appears, click Next.

  5. On the Select Server Roles page, select Windows Server Update Services.

  6. On the Windows Server Update Services page, click Next.

  7. On the Confirm Installation Selections page, click Install.

  8. When the WSUS Setup Wizard starts, skip the next section and see Using the WSUS Setup Wizard.

  1. Log on to the server on which you plan to install WSUS 3.0 SP2 by using an account that is a member of the Local Administrators group.

  2. Double-click the WSUSSetup.exe installer file.

  3. When the WSUS Setup Wizard starts, see Using the WSUS Setup Wizard.

The WSUS Setup Wizard is launched from Server Manager or from the WSUSSetup.exe file.

  1. On the Welcome page of the Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Setup Wizard, click Next.

  2. On the Installation Mode Selection page, select Full server installation including Administration Console if you want to install the WSUS server on this computer, or Administration Console only if you want to install the administration console only.

  3. On the License Agreement page, read the terms of the license agreement, click I accept the terms of the License agreement, and then click Next.

  4. You can specify where clients get updates on the Select Update Source page of the installation wizard. By default, the Store updates locally check box is selected and updates will be stored on the WSUS server in the location that you specify. If you clear the Store updates locally check box, client computers obtain approved updates by connecting to Microsoft Update. Make your selection, and then click Next.

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  5. On the Database Options page, select the software that will be used to manage the WSUS database. By default, the installation wizard offers to install Windows® Internal Database.

    If you do not want to use Windows Internal Database, provide an instance of Microsoft SQL Server for WSUS to use by selecting Use an existing database on this server or Use an existing database server on a remote computer. Type the instance name in the applicable box. The instance name should appear as <serverName>\<instanceName>, where serverName is the name of the server and instanceName is the name of the SQL instance. Make your selection, and then click Next.

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  6. If you have opted to connect to a SQL Server, on the Connecting to SQL Server Instance page, WSUS will try to connect to the specified instance of SQL Server. When it has connected successfully, click Next to continue.

  7. On the Web Site Selection page, specify the Web site that WSUS will use. If you want to use the default Web site on port 80, select Use the existing IIS Default Web site. If you already have a Web site on port 80, you can create an alternate site on port 8530 or 8531 by selecting Create a Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP2 Web site. Click Next.

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  8. On the Ready to Install Windows Server Update Services page, review the selections, and then click Next.

  9. The final page of the installation wizard will let you know if the WSUS installation completed successfully. After you click Finish the configuration wizard will start.

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