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Installing WSUS 3.0 SP1 on Windows Server 2008

In this post I’ll show you how to install Windows Software Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 with Service Pack 1 on a Windows Server 2008 server.

Install WSUS pre-requisites

First, install the WSUS operating system pre-requisites.  These pre-requisites are listed on the WSUS 3.0 release notes and can be installed using the ServerManagerCMD.exe command line tool.

C:\>servermanagercmd -install web-asp-net web-static-content web-windows-auth we
b-mgmt-compat web-metabase
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Start Installation...
[Installation] Succeeded: [Web Server (IIS)] Management Tools.
[Installation] Succeeded: [Web Server (IIS)] Web Server.
[Installation] Succeeded: [Web Server (IIS)] IIS 6 Management Compatibility.
[Installation] Succeeded: [Web Server (IIS)] Common HTTP Features.
[Installation] Succeeded: [Web Server (IIS)] Security.
[Installation] Succeeded: [Web Server (IIS)] Application Development.
[Installation] Succeeded: [Windows Process Activation Service] .NET Environment.

[Installation] Succeeded: [Windows Process Activation Service] Process Model.
[Installation] Succeeded: [Web Server (IIS)] IIS 6 WMI Compatibility.
[Installation] Succeeded: [Web Server (IIS)] IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility.
[Installation] Succeeded: [Web Server (IIS)] Windows Authentication.
[Installation] Succeeded: [Web Server (IIS)] ISAPI Extensions.
[Installation] Succeeded: [Web Server (IIS)] ISAPI Filters.
[Installation] Succeeded: [Web Server (IIS)] Static Content.
[Installation] Succeeded: [Web Server (IIS)] Default Document.
[Installation] Succeeded: [Web Server (IIS)] Request Filtering.
[Installation] Succeeded: [Web Server (IIS)] IIS 6 Management Console.
[Installation] Succeeded: [Web Server (IIS)] IIS 6 Scripting Tools.
[Installation] Succeeded: [Web Server (IIS)] .NET Extensibility.
[Installation] Succeeded: [Web Server (IIS)] ASP.NET.
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Success: Installation succeeded.

Though it is not a pre-requisite I also find it useful to install the IIS7 Management Console.

C:\>servermanagercmd -i web-mgmt-console
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Start Installation...


[Installation] Succeeded: .
[Installation] Succeeded: [Windows Process Activation Service] Configuration API
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[Installation] Succeeded: [Web Server (IIS)] IIS Management Console.
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Success: Installation succeeded.

Next, download and install Microsoft Report Viewer 2005 SP1.

msrptvwr2005

Install WSUS 3.0 SP1

Download the install package for WSUS 3.0 with SP1, choosing the appropriate version for your server architecture.  I have downloaded the 32-bit version for this server.  Run the install package to install WSUS.

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September 3, 2008