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Download Windows Server Update Services

Published: June 6, 2005

The instructions, below, will help you download the software and documentation as well as use the newsgroups to get more information or report issues. For more information about Windows Server Update Services, read the Product Overview page.


  • You must install the Background Intelligent Transfer Services (BITS) 2.0 before installing the WSUS server. BITS 2.0 lets you download updates in the background using available network bandwidth.
  • MSDE2000a, WMSDE, or SQL Server 2000 with SP3 is required. See the Deployment Guide for complete installation instructions. WMSDE is for Windows Server 2003 only and is included in the WSUS download.


Server: The installation file for the WSUS server includes all 18 languages of the product. Client: The WSUS client is supported in the same manner as server with the addition of the Arabic language.

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Get Help

Please see the following options to help get you started:

  • The Frequently Asked Questions page will give you information about WSUS features, setup, and deployment.
  • The WSUS documentation (see the Download the WSUS Documentation section above) will help answer your questions.
  • Microsoft has also established a newsgroup where you can discuss feedback and technical issues with other users. Access the WSUS newsgroup.

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