Configuring WSUS 2.0 in SBS 2003 R2

WSUS, nothing new. Yes it is Windows Software Update Services 2.0 released with R2 long time back and version 3.0 is also available. I’ve been configuring on WSUS 2.0 in SBS 2003 R2 thought I should with you. WSUS helps to push the patch across the network to make the job easier for an IT guy. If you manage network 10-70 computers then this is perfect for you and you should not wait anymore. Just do it and make your life easier, thus implement PATCH MANAGEMENT.

update services

The above pictures shows the Update Services in SBS 2003 R2 Server Management. You can see the status here that what updates are waiting for review and what needs to be installed. It also shows the Update Services Setting which actually shows you the time to automatically push the updates on a scheduled time

 updates deploy

Here you can see the updates waiting for Review. You right click on each and every individual updates view it and approve it as necessary. Once it is approved then it will be pushed to the desktops on the network on a pre-configured schedule time.

 updates details

Here you can see more details and description of the updates..

updates deployed

Finally, this is a screen capture of one of the desktops where updates haven been deployed automatically once it was approved.  

Note : updates can be deployed automatically when there is an update but in my case I do approve the updates manually and then it gets to the network desktops. 

Cheers 🙂


Yes! DELL is rocking in Dubai UAE.  Now DELL is as serious as their competitors are. After meeting some senior people in DELL I got to know about their plan and how DELL is going to help their customers as they are doing in USA. I’m a very much HP guy and always had a question why there is no DELL? Why DELL is coming to Dubai since there is a demand but they are not serious and only two authorized partners  re-selling the DELL which is quite in –sufficient  and were not capable enough the server the small medium business area.

DELL now is moving very seriously to the SMB market with their new partners plus they have launched a new series of desktops i.e. VOSTRO specifically targeted for the SMB. Now DELL offers toll free support in working hours Sunday through Thursday UAE local time. DELL has hundreds of TECH Support people at their call center. DELL also offers 24×7 supports to their premium partners and also assures the availability of any replacement of part within A BUSINESS DAY.

I didn’t know all this one week back but when I met the people at DELL I was quite surprised because they are offering much better services as compared to their competitors. DELL has a number of warehouses in the region which assures that yes then can make the part available very next day.  So let’s DELL since they are as good as they are in USA.

If you want to know how to get your DELL parts replaced in a working day or how to get FREE SUPPORT from DELL, then contact me offline.

SBS 2003 R2 benefits

Do More With Less!

Does it sound familiar.. ?  

Yes with SBS 2003 R2 you can achieve Do More With Less.  If you have network of less than 75 users/devices without a server then you must go for SBS2003 R2. In a peer to network none of devices are managed properly and IT admin run from one place to another to support the end-users on the network. This type of network has many printers and each time face different printing issues.  This type of network makes the IT admin to do the same job many time i.e. repetition.

This type of network there is not centralized management for User Accounts, for the Data and thus no Backup. SBS 2003 R2 gives you more than that and makes the IT admin job a lot easier.

What does a SBS 2003 R2 gives you

Secure Internet connectivity
Business intranets
Remote connectivity
Support for Windows Mobile®-based devices
File and printer sharing
Back up and restore capabilities
Patch Management (Windows Software Update Services)

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