SUS Group Policy



I have installed SUS on my Windows 2000 Server that is
running under a Windows 2000 Active Directory.

I need to know if there is a way to set Group Policy in
Windows 2000 to accept Windows Updates from a SUS Server
and have the policy apply the settings on the highlighted
client machines in my organisation.

Is it possible to do this under Windows 2000 Server?

Laura E. Hunter \(MVP\)

Look under (my memory on this may not be perfect, but you'll find it)
Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Settings\Windows
Update in a blank or existing Group Policy Object. Been running it for
months, works like a champ.

Cary Shultz [A.D. MVP]


Yes it is.

I would suggest that you take a look at the Softwareupdatesvcs NG as there
are some really good resources in that NG. There will be some links to the
whitepapers that will explain everything that you need to know about SUS.

Please take a look at the following link:

This is the homepage for SUS. Take a look around there and you will find
your answers.

Essentially, what you need to do is to create an OU, move all of your
computer account objects into that OU and then create / link that GPO to
that OU. Naturally, you need to first download the SUS SP1 file and execute
it on a server of your choice ( and that server needs to be running IIS ).
You can now choose to run SUS on a Domain Controller with SP1 ( however, I
might avoid this if possible ). There will be some settings that you need
to configure once you have installed the software.

If you are running WIN2000 SP3 or WIN XP SP1a and above ( IIRC ) then you do
not need to distribute the SUS client ( aka Automatic Updates client ) to
your workstations.

You will just need to add the wuau.adm to your DC ( IIRC ) in the
C:\winnt\inf folder.

There is a really good paper on how to do this called
SUS_Deployguide_sp1.doc that will walk you through this process. If I had
the link I would gladly give it to you....



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