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Manage WSUS Replica Servers

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

A WSUS replica server inherits update approvals and computer groups from the upstream WSUS server. A WSUS deployment that uses replica servers typically consists of a single WSUS root server that manages updates, and one or more downstream replica WSUS servers.

You can perform limited administration on a WSUS replica server. This administration consists of the following tasks:

  • Add and remove computers from computer groups.

    You must assign the client computers that are serviced by the replica WSUS server to the computer groups that are inherited from the upstream WSUS server.

    For more information about how to assign computers to computer groups, see Manage WSUS client computers.



  • View approved updates.

    On a replica WSUS server, you can view updates that are approved on the upstream WSUS server.

    For more information about how to view approved updates, see Viewing Updates.



  • Monitor update, synchronization, computer status, and WSUS settings.

    You can view all standard WSUS reports on replica WSUS servers. You can also roll up replica server reports to an upstream WSUS server.

    For more information about how to view and use reports, see Use Reports in Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP2.

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