Windows Server Update Services Life Cycle and Road Map: Frequently Asked Questions
Published: December 20, 2007 | Updated: March 24, 2011
This FAQ answers questions about the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) support life cycle and road map. Click a question to view its answer.
Q. I have been using WSUS for the last few years to keep my organization up to date. It has become an integral part of how we do business. What is the plan for WSUS?
A. WSUS 3.0 Service Pack 2 (WSUS 3.0 SP2) was released in August 2009. It is a significant update from previous versions of WSUS and fully supports Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 clients. Visit the Windows Server Update Services site to download WSUS 3.0 SP2, get documentation, and find out more about WSUS.
Q. Does WSUS 3.0 SP2 support Windows Server 2008 R2?
A. Yes. WSUS 3.0 SP2 integrates with Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 clients.
Q. When does support end for WSUS 3.0 SP1?
A. Microsoft stopped supporting WSUS 3.0 SP1 on October 12, 2010.
Q. When does support end for WSUS 3.0?
A. Microsoft no longer supports WSUS 3.0.
Q. What are the new capabilities provided by WSUS 3.0 SP2?
A. New Windows Server and Client Version Support
WSUS Feature Improvements and Fixes
Update Files and Languages
Q. What will be the migration path for WSUS 3.0 SP2?
A. WSUS 3.0 SP2 will install as a simple in-place upgrade on top of WSUS 3.0 SP1 or WSUS 3.0, preserving all your settings, approvals, and reports.
Q. Where can I find more information about WSUS?
A. For more information about WSUS, see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/bb332157.aspx.