Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP2

Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 (WSUS 3.0 SP2) delivers updates to corporate environments from Microsoft Update. This release adds new features and fixes issues found since the release of the product.
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      WSUS 3.0 SP2 delivers important customer-requested management, stability, and performance improvements. Some of the features and improvements include the following:
      • Integration with Windows Server 2008 R2.
      • Support for the BranchCache feature in Windows Server 2008 R2.
      • Support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 clients.
      • Compliance Report
      • Windows Update Agent (WUA) offers a collection of performance enhancements, user experience improvements, and bug fixes software updates.

      WSUS 3.0 SP2 can be installed alone, or as an upgrade of WSUS 3.0 SP1.

      This package installs both the WSUS 3.0 SP2 Server, WSUS 3.0 SP2 Administration Console components and WUA client for down-level operating system. You must install the server components on a computer that is running on Windows Server 2003 SP2 or later versions. You may install the Administration Console on a remote computer that is running one of the supported operating systems, see below the Supported Operating Systems section.

      WSUS 3.0 SP2 Server Installation on Windows Small Business Server 2003

      If you are installing the WSUS 3.0 SP2 product on Windows Small Business Server 2003, follow the instructions in Installing Windows Server Update Services 3.0 on Windows Small Business Server 2003.
  • Supported Operating Systems:

    Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 3

        Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 SP1 or later versions, Windows Server 2003 SP2 or later versions, Windows Small Business Server 2008, Windows Small Business Server 2003 and Windows XP SP3

      • WSUS 3.0 SP2 Server Software Prerequisites:
      • Notice that additional prerequisites apply for Windows Small Business Server. See the “Windows Small Business Server Prerequisites” section for more information.
      • Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 or later versions
      • The Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or later versions
      • Server component cannot be installed on Windows client OS
      • You must have one of the following supported databases installed:
        • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express, Standard, or Enterprise Edition SQL Server 2005 SP2
        • Windows Internal Database
        • If one of the supported versions of SQL Server is not installed, the WSUS 3.0 SP2 Setup Wizard will install Windows Internal Database.
      • Microsoft Management Console 3.0
      • Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2008
      • Windows Server 2008 R2 requires WSUS 3.0 SP2. If you use Windows Server 2008 R2, then you should install WSUS 3.0 SP2. Do not install WSUS 3.0 SP1 on Windows Server 2008 R2.
      • WSUS 3.0 SP2 is not supported for use with Terminal Services on the front-end server in a remote SQL configuration.

    • WSUS 3.0 SP2 Administration Console Software Prerequisites:
      • Administration Console-only installation can be installed on supported operating systems.
      • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or later versions.
      • Microsoft Management Console 3.0 or later versions.
      • Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2008.
      1. To start the download, click the Download button and then do one of the following, or select another language from Change Language and then click Change.
        • Click Run to start the installation immediately.
        • Click Save to copy the download to your computer for installation at a later time.
      2. Before installing you install WSUS 3.0 SP2:
        • See the Release Notes available from the "Related Resources" section of this page.
        • If you are installing WSUS 3.0 SP2 on Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 (Windows SBS), see the Windows SBS white paper, which is also available from the "Related Resources" section of this page.
        • The Microsoft Software License Terms for all supported languages are also available for download.

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