Installing WSUS for Configuration Manager 2012 R2

Installing WSUS for Configuration Manager 2012 R2 After installing SQL server for Configuration Manager 2012 R2, we will now see the steps for Installing WSUS for Configuration Manager 2012 R2. WSUS is Microsoft’s separate, stand-alone server-based product for distributing updates to Windows systems. WSUS also uses the WUA to scan for patch applicability and subsequently install updates delivered by WSUS. WSUS 3.0 Service Pack 2 is required for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. SCCM 2012 R2 supports only 64-bit site systems, you must use the 64-bit version of WSUS on one of the supported 64-bit editions of Windows Server. The WSUS 3.0 SP2 is available here:- http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5216

Here is a video tutorial for installing WSUS for SCCM Configuration Manager.

Installing WSUS for Configuration Manager 2012 R2

To install WSUS on Windows Server 2012 R2, click on Server Manager, click on Manage, click Add Roles and Features, select Windows Server Update Services and click on Next.

Installing WSUS for Configuration Manager 2012 R2

Click Next.

Installing WSUS for Configuration Manager 2012 R2

Choose WSUS Services and Database as these are the ones that are actually required. We will not select WID Database here. Click on Next.

Installing WSUS for Configuration Manager 2012 R2

Content Location Selection – In this folder the WSUS downloads and stores license terms for specific software updates in the update content folder. During the update synchronization process,  Configuration Manager looks for applicable license terms in the content folder. If it cannot find the license terms, it will not synchronize the update. Provide a folder path and click on Next.

Installing WSUS for Configuration Manager 2012 R2

Database Instance Selection – Specify the database server where you want to store the WSUS database. Click on Check connection and you must see the message Successfully connected to server. Click on Next.

Installing WSUS for Configuration Manager 2012 R2

Click on Install.

Installing WSUS for Configuration Manager 2012 R2

Once the installation is complete click on Launch Post-Installation tasks.

Installing WSUS for Configuration Manager 2012 R2

Wait until you see the message Configuration successfully completed. Click Close.

Installing WSUS for Configuration Manager 2012 R2

Launch Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio and under Databases you will find SUSDB is created.

Installing WSUS for Configuration Manager 2012 R2

Note – We should not configure the WSUS configuration wizard, going forward Configuration Manager must be used to synchronize updates, download updates and deploy updates. It is okay to go into the WSUS console to review updates or the synchronization status, but you should not perform tasks such as approving or declining updates because it can adversely affect Configuration Manager’s software update management capabilities. With this the installation of WSUS for Configuration Manager 2012 R2 is complete.

Installing WSUS for Configuration Manager 2012 R2

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Luis Olias
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Luis Olias

This is just amazing. So well described and so easy to follow. Much much appreciated.

Amit
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Amit

hello sir,
i am trying to complete WSUS post installation tasks but i got error
“configuration failed”

ali
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ali

I’m install SCCM 2012 R2 in Production environment, I like to ask few question before I go forward.

1. Should I install SCCM and WDS on same server
2. Should I install WSUS on separate
3. Should I install WSUS and WDS on same server

Do you know any technet Documents forr best practies

Ebrahim Hasan
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Ebrahim Hasan

Installing SCCM, WDS, and WSUS on the same server is recommended.

ebrahim.k.hasan
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ebrahim.k.hasan

Installing WSUS, WDS, and SCCM on the same server is recommended.

Enon
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Enon

Hi!

When running post-installation scripts, at the end it fails with
wsus Fatal Error: Filename: \\?\C:\Windows\system32\inetsrv\config\applicationHost.config

I checked permission\services etc.
any one have any idea ?

Enon
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Enon

Solved it:
1. In section, found added in “autoStart=”true”.

2. In section removed the following line:

  

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Andrew Mkpanam
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Andrew Mkpanam

Hi Prajwal,

I already have WSUS running in a production environment, but i just introduced Configuration manager. How do i get software update point to sync with the existing WSUS installation

Dennis
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Dennis

Hi Prajwal,

Do I need to set permissions for the wsus content folder?

Thanks,

Arti
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Arti

Hi Prajwal, I installed WSUS on my windows 2016 server and it was installed successfully. I didnt configure it as you mentioned. but i cant see SUSDB created under Databases? am i missing something?
I havent installed SCCM yet.

SRAVANTHI
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SRAVANTHI

Hi Prajwal,

can we configure single sccm for all wsus servers.Please suggest.

gokulraj
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gokulraj

Hi prajwal ,
i am facing issue in wsus installation
Error:Configuration failed : log file C:\users\administrator\Appdata\local\Temp\tmp89
can you help this issue

SRAVANTHI
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SRAVANTHI

Hi Prajwal,

Great Article.

I have 4 wsus servers in lab. Can i install one SCCM and can manage all 4 wsus servers. Basically i require reporting for patches for all servers. Please suggest.

Thank you

narendra
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narendra

how to check my clinet pc win10 getting update from wsus server2012 (Use the update using unassigned computers)
Note: installed /not applicable percentage showing 96 % ??

avinash jha
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avinash jha

comment image I Configured WSUS and Installed SCCM…all went perfect but the moment I ran Sync it gave me the below error message:

Subsequently I realized that SUSDB, which was there after configuring WSUS role, has now gone missing. Really, don’t know what went wrong all of sudden… please help.

Lex van der Horst
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Lex van der Horst

Hi Prajwal,

You helped me out with this great article. Many Thanks !

Charles
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Charles

Hi Prajwal, if I try to open WSUS on Server 2012 R2 it wants to finish the installation. Should I do this?

Abuchi A Abuchi
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Abuchi A Abuchi

Hello Prajwal.
I have SCCM 2012r2, with WSUS, but my client are not getting the update rollout.

Dan
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Dan

What steps (if any ) need to take place if you accidently click on “Launch Post installation tasks” after WSUS installation. I didn’t click next on the wizard, but hit cancel, This notice was showing as flagged in server manager tasks and I ran the task from server manager. Not sure if it was the same thing. I now see a ID:13051 Warning for WSUS. Please advise.

Hanson
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Hanson

Hi Prajwal, Thank you for your great post on installing SCCM. I’m running into an issue with WSUS service. My environment is Windows Server 2012R2, SQL 2014. SQL, WSUS Service, and SCCM are in the same Windows Server 2012R2. After I installed WSUS Service successful, then close the Windows. When I open the WSUS Console, it forced me to configure: Complete WSUS Installation (Sorry, I can’t insert the screenshot in the post). When I clicked Run, and I got error as follow below. I have also tried to uninstalled both WSUS Service and IIS, and re-installed both of them. I… Read more »

AaronSmith86
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AaronSmith86

is it required to have WSUS local to the SCSM Primary site? We already have a WSUS server, so I’ve pointed the SUP to that URL to synchronize. However, I’m not seeing updates coming in to the console.

Higgs
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Higgs

Hi

I have a WSUS server and a SCCM server.

For SCCM do i Add site system role or create site system server for wsus?

Thnaks

BigJoe
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BigJoe

Hi Prajwal, I’m running into the following issue: For performance reasons I want to move WSUS/SUP to a seperate server, within the primary SCCM site. On that server I installed IIS, WSUS (with necessary hotfixes), SQL2012 express and finally a software update point through the SCCM console. (so SUP is the only additional role for the new server and the existing SUP on the primary site server) Installations all went fine, but when firing it up, the WCM log on the primary reports both SUPS but can’t connect to the new SUP ; The request failed with HTTP status 503:… Read more »

reynolk
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reynolk

Prajwal, I’ve been through “Installing WSUS for Configuration Manager 2012 R2” a few times now (Lot’s of do overs) . . . When I reach “How To Deploy Software Updates Using SCCM 2012 R2” I’m noticing that WSUS and SCCM are not syncing . . . I have and have not run “Post Deployment Configuration”, but when I try to run WSUS to check on synchronization I’m stopped by a “Complete WSUS Installation” window Wondering what to do at this point (I’ve clicked “Run” and moved on, and I’ve clicked “Close” and moved on . . . And weather or… Read more »

Gareth Wynne
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Gareth Wynne

Hello,

Just a quick question with sccm the SQL licence is free for use with SCCM install. If you use apply the wsus element to the db does this then become a chargeable entity?

Kind Regards

Higgs
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Higgs

Can wsus 4 works with sccm 2012 r2?

Nick
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Nick

Hi Prajwal Desai,

I have a question. I was searching the system requirements for installing WSUS 3.0 SP2 on Windows Server 2012 R2. The only thing I can find is documents about system requirements for installing WSUS 3.0 SP2 on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Does this automatically mean that it also works on Windows Server 2012 R2? Should I just follow the guide and install WSUS via console manager or install WSUS 3.0 SP2 via the link you provided?

Thanks a lot.

Serdar
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Serdar

Hello Prajwal

Can you help me?

I do not see anything on the console, although successful updates

Thank you

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Ihchavez
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Ihchavez

I am having an error connectiong with WSUS. Where should start looking at fixing the issue? I followed all of your steps in installing SCCM and the issue that I am having is syncing

Thank you

Alan Burton
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Alan Burton

Thank you

Jeff Scharfenberg
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Jeff Scharfenberg

I have an issue connecting my SCCM 2012 vm (existing) to my WSUS (existing) server. We don’t wish to do any client updates, as the WSUS server works just fine for that. I only want to update the .wim images monthly so when we push out to new computers we don’t have to run updates and have it go through 100+ updates. Could you assist in any way? I’ve gone over so many configurations and would prefer to not move my WSUS and merge it on the SCCM 2012 vm.

Prajwal Desai
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Prajwal Desai

Yes you do this using dism.

Jeff Scharfenberg
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Jeff Scharfenberg

But since i thought you can merge WSUS with SCCM 2012 you don’t use DISM anymore. that is more for sccm 207. What I am willing to do is make a seperate WSUS on the SCCM 2012 vm and use it only for .wim updates. What are your thoughts on that?

Mallikarjun Rao
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Mallikarjun Rao

Hi Prajwal,

we have sccm2012 r2 infrastructure, was planning to do a wsus clean up we do have 3 wsus server one upstream and one downstream is workign fine but another downstream wsus15 fails to connect it says please make sure post-installatio taks is completed successfully in that server and event: The WSUS content directory is not accessible.with error ID 12072, 7000

need your suggestion on this

Hanson
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Hanson

Hi Prajwal, I forgot to install WSUS before I installed SCCM 2012 R2 SP1. I have install SQL 2014 and SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 on my Virtual Windows Server 2012 R2. When I install SCCM, I named the database name is CM_XYZ. Now I just installed WSUS on the same server (Server 2012R2). It automatically generated database SUSDB in SQL Database. How do I change the database name in SCCM so that I can use SCCM to deploy Windows Updates. I ran synchronization in WSUS and see all the Windows Updates; however, I don’t see anything in SCCM Manager Console.… Read more »

Hanson
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Hanson

Hi, thank you for the posts. I forgot to install WSUS before install SCCM R2. I have installed SQL 2014, SCCM R2 SP1 on my Windows Server 2012 R2. When I installed SCCM 2012 R2 SP1, the database name CM_XYZ. Now I just installed WSUS, and it automatically generated SUSDB database on my SQL database. How do I change the database in SCCM R2 Manager Console to SUSDB so that I can use SCCM for Windows updates? Thank you for your help!

Aibin T Paskal
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Aibin T Paskal

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Aibin T Paskal
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Aibin T Paskal

Dear Prajwal Desai, i just configured SCCM 2012R2 in my office by following your steps. At the time, when i installed wsus i accidentally configured the wsus configuration wizard. I successfully installed the SCCM but at the time when im trying to deploy updates to systems, it doesn’t install. what can i do next to install updates through wsus? please help me.

Prajwal Desai
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Prajwal Desai

@Aibin – Could you post your question here ? – http://prajwaldesai.com/community

qhdevon43
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qhdevon43

well once again you’ve helped me connect WSUS to SCCM. It works flawlessly, howevever I did spend about 1 week trying to get it configured properly. Might I suggest that after the very last step where you say to click cancel, thats perfect and all but a very important and crucial step is to open Windows server update services and click on okay, after doing this it syncs up with the SQL server and then after that open up the CMtrace tool and review the wsyncmgr.log and wcm.log to make sure its syncing correctly. Hopes this helps anyone else having… Read more »

Albert
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Albert

so if you miss this step how can you get it working? if I open WSUS app and try to ‘connect’ to the server it says that it’s not connected to an SQL database :/ not sure if this is the reason why I cannot get sccm12 r2 to sync with the windows update server (online) at ALL I keep getting errors and it won’t download any updates or anything.

col2015
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col2015

What if I’m installing WSUS on its own server? I imagine you would need the Windows Internal Database since you won’t be using SCCM’s database?

max
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max

is there a certain reason why i use this backup method instead of windows backup feature ?!

Prajwal Desai
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Prajwal Desai

@Max – I didn’t get you, what backup feature are you referring here?

max
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max

i am referring to windows server backup tools feature that let me backup the whole OS and files if u used it to backup my server do i need to back up SCCM separately ? or if i backup using windows sever backup tools i am set? btw i have 1 extra question i am having problem with wsus post configuration 1st of all after i installed it and choose db option instead of wid db i got error in post installation wen trying to connect to it befor showing the wizard i checked the log and the main problem… Read more »

Flustivus
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Flustivus

Are you aware that this page is hosting a malware pest phishing as a “required” “Flash HD Player”? I’ve provided a screen capture for ya.

Prajwal Desai
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Prajwal Desai

its just the bidvertiser adds. You can close the ad banner.

siddhesh
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siddhesh

hi Prajwal cn you tell me sizing for around 300 client running win 7 and 8

Jeremy Densmore
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Jeremy Densmore

Perfect thank you!

Jeremy Densmore
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Jeremy Densmore

So following this procedure in step 4, (See Picture) Where does Approval occur now? Or is the need eliminated in sccm 2012 R2 Thanks in advance for any help!

Prajwal Desai
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Prajwal Desai

Thats taken care by SCCM.

manish nair
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manish nair

installing AD on main server , creating a domain , adding client pcs to this domain
Isnt the above steps imp b4 setting up a SCCM env ??
SCCM can work across diff domains , agreed but pls take the simple scenario first !!!!
2 pcs , one win server and another win 7
I want sccm server on one and another as sccm client..!!! shudnt both the pcs be connected over n/w , and then shudnt i be creating a domain and addin win7 pc as the client to the domain and then do all the SCCM setting up..!!!!!!

Prajwal Desai
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Prajwal Desai

Yes Manish those steps that you mentioned are really important, one cannot proceed without that. The reason why that was not covered is its too basic for a IT person who is deploying SCCM. If you are deploying SCCM then its assumed that you have initial setup ready, if you want me to document and post even that I will do that .. that should not take much time..

manish nair
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manish nair

Not at all!!! i aint questioning you..!!! I just wanted to be very clear abt the n/w part..!!! I have asked these questions in AD grps too but noone seem to hav an exact answer..!!!! tht whether 2 pcs shud b in same nw before joinin them into a common domain !!!i undrstnd it sounds inane..!!! but at d same time, i have got replies like SCCM can handle clients in other domains( trusted relation) , and also can handle clients which r not even connected to any nw or any domain i.e a workgrp pc !!!! thx fr d… Read more »

manish nair
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manish nair

The blog is quite good…!!! and the pre-req part is similar to other sites but its not clearly mentioned anywhere in any site or blog, why we need to create a SCCM container, why right has to be given ? why wsus is needed? if sccm will handle updates then for wht purpose wsus is needed!!!! Things like whether a domain has to be created b4 all this ?

Prajwal Desai
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Prajwal Desai

why system management container needs to be created is mentioned here :-

http://prajwaldesai.com/installing-prerequisites-for-configuration-manager-2012-r2/

http://prajwaldesai.com/installing-and-configuring-active-directory-domain-services-sccm-2012-sp1/

WSUS is required because SCCM uses it in the background. WSUS downloads the meta data for the updates and the same meta data is seen in the SCCM console.

manish nair
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manish nair

hi bro,

i added wsus and it was successful. But i cannot see susdb under database in sql 2012 sp1. Is internet needed before adding wsus ? Pls help.

Prajwal Desai
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Prajwal Desai

Nope, internet connectivity is not required. Tell me what version of WSUS have you installed ? Is the SQL server installed on same server as SCCM or its a remote server.

manish nair
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manish nair

thx for replyin. Its server 2012 standard edition. I have only one build. And i am using the trial versions of everythin. Server 2012, sql 2012 sp1 and sccm 2012 r2. Everything is on same machine. I followed all ur links and did d same and everythin was fine till the susdb appearance in sql. My pc name is SCCMServer and domain is lab.com. Hence the window where u entered sccm.prajwal.local, I entered SCCMServer.lab.com. I guess its correct. I am not able to figure out d issue. Is it may be bec sql is in its trial mode!!!! these trial… Read more »

Prajwal Desai
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Prajwal Desai

@Manish, uninstall the WSUS and reinstall it again.

manish nair
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manish nair

Prajwal, I have taken snapshots in the build after the SQL install stage. I have revereted back to that snapshot few times now and tried installing wsus but to no use. Have tried it many

times now. What u advice ? Is wsus that an imp thing ? Its just to push the updates , right ? Can i skip it ?

remotefix
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remotefix

There is a bug installing WSUS through server manager. Use poweshell

Prajwal Desai
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Prajwal Desai

@remotefix – Do you have a link where there is a description about it ?

Jerome Lemaire
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Jerome Lemaire

I had the same WSUS issue and I’ve found this tool which automates SCCM Installation.

satya
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satya

Hi Prajal,

Curretly we are using SCCM 2012 R2 and deploying updates. Now we would like to windows updates in my remote site locations also please suggest what is the procedure and what need to be done. From current place if I deploy updates the internet bandwidth is a probelm. Please suggest ASAP.

manish nair
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manish nair

I tried in server 2008 and it was fine..!!! In server 2012, after enabling wsus, there is a reboot and after that, i clicked the wsus notification and went ahead.. and then wsus appeared in sql (altho i kno we shud not configure wsus)…

manish nair
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manish nair

Prajwal, I have taken snapshots in the build after the SQL install stage. I have revereted back to that snapshot few times now and tried installing wsus but to no use. Have tried it many

times now. What u advice ? Is wsus that an imp thing ? Its just to push the updates , right ? Can i skip it ?

Prajwal Desai
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Prajwal Desai

WSUS is required if you want SCCM to deploy updates. You can skip it and plan to install it later.

Binarylab
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Binarylab

Actually you should run postinstallation but cancel configuration wizard. Databse will not be created if you dont run post installation.

khalid
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khalid

can you change primary site to stand alone primary site

khalid
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khalid

the Database is SQL 2012 SP1

Mohammed
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Mohammed

Hi,

could you please clarify me.

* is mandatory to install wsus in Lab environment(Practice)

Thanks,
Mohammed

khalid
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khalid

yes one more thing you can open WSUS console but not through SCCM

khalid
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khalid

first of all thanks for your great post I am not sure what is wrong but SCCM 2012 R2 is working fine which installed in windows 2012 R2 and the latest WSUS server version 4 is installed it is synchrization with server is working fine (according to the log ) no error in either WCM log or WSUSCrtl log when you add the update software point the settings button is never appears in the property button only generals and proxy settings appears with common message “for configuration manager to use a software update point that is not installed on the… Read more »

Paul
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Paul

Im using Port 80 and Port 443

When i checked wht wsyncmgr.log file it states that the
Found 1 SUPs
Found active SUP (servername) from SCF file
DB Server not detected for SUP (servername) from SCF file.skiipping
Sync failed. WSUS update source not found on site XYZ

Paul
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Paul

I have reviewed the WCM.log and it says” The request failed with HTTP Status 404: Not Found~~at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Administration.AdminProxy. CreateUpdateServer”
“Remote configuration failed on WSUS Server

The funny thing is I can successfully open WSUS admin console and see all updates.

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