The server component that is installed on a computer running a Windows Server
2003 operating system inside the corporate firewall. The WSUS server provides
the features that administrators need to manage and distribute updates through
the WSUS 3.0 Administration Console, which can be installed and accessed on any
Windows computer in the corporate network. In addition, a WSUS server can be the
update source for other WSUS servers within the organization. The WSUS server
that acts as an update source is called an "upstream server." In a
WSUS implementation, at least one WSUS server in the network must connect to
Microsoft Update to get available update information. The administrator can
determine, based on network security and configuration, how many other servers
connect directly to Microsoft Update.
WSUS 3.0 delivers new features that enable administrators to more easily
manage and deploy updates across the organization. This package installs both
the WSUS 3.0 Server and WSUS 3.0 Administration Console components. You must
install the server components on a computer running Windows Server 2003 SP1 and
later. You may install the Administration Console on a remote computer running
Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP1, or Windows Vista.
Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 delivers new features
including an MMC-based user interface with advanced filtering and reporting,
improved performance and operational reliability, flexible deployment options to
improve branch office support, and more content access through the Microsoft
Update Catalog site.
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