In this article, we will provision a Windows Server 2016 Update Services Downstream server. Typically this is utilized for remote locations, which enables us to manage deployment/distribution of updates from a central location but clients receive updates from a server closest to them.
In this article, we will go over the Windows Server 2016 Update Services initial configuration for WSUS. This is a continuation of the step-by-step WSUS installation guide.
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.