Windows Server 2016 Update Services Installation (WSUS)

In this article, we will show how to install Windows Server 2016 Update Services also known as WSUS. This installation will be utilizing the built-in SQL services, meaning that an external SQL server will not be utilized. Additionally, a data drive (E:) has been created to store downloaded updates. Depending on your needs, an external SQL server or data storage for updates may be more appropriate.

VMware vSphere 6 Update Manager Database

Although the VMware vSphere 6 Update Manager installation provides the option to install and configure an embedded version of SQL Express 2012 server, we will instead opt to utilize the SQL server utilized for vCenter, create a new database for Update Manager and create a system DSN entry. These steps are similar if we wanted to utilize an external SQL database for Update Manager.