Finally, here in Part III, I’ll cover Client Settings, Maintenance Windows, Group Policy, Multiple SUP’s, HTTPS, ADR\Baseline Maintenance, and the big scary WSUS Maintenance.
Here in Part II i’ll show you how to properly manage the future with ADR’s, whilst catering for the past with Baselines.
Handling Windows Updates can be tricky at the best of times. Timing, testing and the sheer resource to complete that can be a headache. However by utilising SCCM’s ADR’s (Automatic Deployment Rule) and ensuring we are testing on Dev machines first can really take the strain off.
It’s been a long time since I’ve seen anything spread like the WannaCry/EnternalBlue exploit has over the past 24 hours. And I like many other admins around the world have been pulling together reports and ensuring our estate is fully patched with Microsoft MS17-010, so to ensure the devastating damage done to the likes of the NHS has doesn’t spread further.
There have been some great guides through the years on configuring WSUS with SCCM from the ground up, but i felt it was time for me to add to the library with an updated version to cover Server 2016, and particularly my personal recommendations for a successful A-Z setup.
In Part I i’ll take you through configuring the required Server Roles & Features, WSUS Installation and Configuration, IIS settings, Folder Permissions and linking it all up into SCCM.