Part 1 – Installing Software Update Point Role – SCCM 2012

This will be a 2 part series. The first part will involve installing the Software Update Point in SCCM 2012 on Windows Server 2012 R2. The Second Part will focus creating a Windows 8.1 Software Update Group and deploying that group to a Windows 8.1 machine using a Maintenance Window.

Lets get started.

Head into Add Roles and Features wizard and select the Windows Server Update Services role and click next


Select WSUS Services, I have unticked WID Database and have chosen to use my SQL database which is hosting my SCCM 2012 Database.


Enter a path. I have created a folder on my drive called WSUS and shared it.


I have entered in the name of the SQL server in my lab (I am using default instance)


Click install.


Click Launch Post-Installation tasks


Once post installation tasks have finished, click on tools then select Windows Server Update Services


Click Cancel here


WSUS is now installed. Lets go back into the SCCM 2012 console and add the SUP role.


Select the Software Update Point


I have chosen use ports 8530 and 8531 because I am using Windows Server 2012 R2


I have skipped proxy and account settings. I am syncrhonizing from Microsoft Update.


Select the schedule you would like to synchronize WSUS.


I have left the Supercedence rules, Classifications, and Languages as default. I have also selected Windows 8.1 for the Products. You can set these later if you like in the Administration node. Here is a screenshot if you would like to configure any SUP settings later.



To check if installation was successful, you can view the SUPSetup.log

You should be able to see metadata in the All Software Updates section. You can also synchronize the updates from here as well.


You can view the synchronizing status by looking at the wsyncmgr.log to see the progress or any errors.



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