You configure your Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server by specifying the products, classifications, and languages for which you want to receive updates, and also the different computer groups to which updates should be deployed. You can then start the first synchronization in which the WSUS server obtains the specified updates from Microsoft Update.

Configure the WSUS server

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Confirm that the server on which you plan to install WSUS meets the minimum system requirements.

WSUS Release Notes http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=139840

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If you have a firewall or proxy server, ensure that WSUS has access to updates on the Internet before configuring the WSUS server.

WSUS Deployment Guide http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=139832

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Install WSUS and run the WSUS Setup Wizard.

WSUS Step by Step Guide http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=139836

Additional references

For information about how to manage WSUS, refer to the WSUS Operations Guide at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=139838.

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