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[Tutorial] Installing WSUS (Windows Server Update Services) Server Role on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2


Today I am going to install WSUS (Windows Update) role on Windows Server 2012. The same guide will help you to Install WSUS on Windows Server 2012 R2.
What Is WSUS?
WSUS is a server role included with Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 and WSUS downloads and distributes Windows updates,service pack, critical updates to Windows Desktops and Servers operating Systems.
Click here to Configure Windows Server Update Services on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
Lets start with WSUS installation on Windows Server 2012 & 2012 R2.
Open Server Manager and click on Add roles and features.
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Click Next to continue.
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Select Role-based or feature-based installation  and click next.
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Select a server from the server pool tab and click next, as shown below.
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In Select server roles box, select the Windows Server Update Services and then click Next.
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You will get below message to install additional features which are required for Windows server update service. Click on Add Features.
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Click Next.
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click Next
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On Role services box, verify that both WID Database and WSUS Services are selected and then click Next. If you planning to use Separate SQL Server for WSUS then only go for Database option.
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On the Content location selection box specify the path to store windows update.
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Click on Close once installation gets completed.
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Open Server Manager->Tools-> Windows Server Update Services to open Windows Server Update Services console.
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When you open Windows Server Update Services console, you will get below box. Click on Run, and wait for the task to complete then click on Close as shown below.
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Windows Server Update Services console will look like as shown below. Click here to Configure Windows Server Update Services.
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