Wsus updating non domain computers

However, the structure of the modern office has changed to a large percentage of mobile employees who never ‘touch down’ at headquarters.

If these devices do not connect to the domain they do not have updates applied.

In this way, each client computer does not have to download updates directly from Microsoft on internet therefore, reducing bandwidth and traffic on the network.

In this article I’ll walk you through to deploy WSUS in a domain environment and using group policies on Windows Server 2012 R2.

This step can also take 10 – 15 minutes to finish Configuring WSUS Server Step 1: Open your server manager dashboard, Click Tools -Congratulations on deploying WSUS server on your network.

Although installation and configuration of WSUS server is very simple but there are many steps involved.

In the features screen we don’t need to add anything, you can directly click on Next After we will have few informational notes about WSUS service, you can read it and then click on Next To install WSUS it is required to add different services, check the services as below and click on Next For the little explanation about these services: WID (which stand for Windows Internal Database) is a database created by a minimal version of SQL Server, instead of having to use a Microsoft SQL Server which will be heavier and maybe less convenient to configure.

By using a WID we don’t need to create SQL Instance or to configure anything.

Disclaimer: Be aware making incorrect registry changes can have disastrous effects to the health of the device.

\ on your Manage tab to inform you that you need to perform some post installation configurations before WSUS to be ready to use.

Click on the Tool tab, and click on Windows Server Update Services.

Windows Server Update Services server (WSUS) is a central repository on your network which downloads and maintain latest updates from Microsoft update server.

The WSUS then distributes those updates to client computers.