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Old 12-23-2011, 01:59 AM   #1
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I run a computer repair store and we downgraded our internet from Charter to DSL. Why, Charter seemed to think $600 a month seemed like a good price and they wouldn't budge.

So problems that come with slower internet, updating reloaded computers takes forever now. I've been doing some research and it appears what I need is a WSUS server. I just need to know where to get started on setting one up.

Questions,

1. Is a WSUS server what I need or is there a better solution for updating multiple computers with fresh installs?

2. Do you have a good resource for setting up a WSUS server, like a youtube video or website with step by step instructions.

3. Hardware, will any tower work for this or should I get say an older dell 2950 to do this? The faster I get these updated, the faster I get paid.

4. Do I need separate servers for each OS (XP, Vista, 7) or can one server do it all?

Thanks in advance,
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Hello Dave,

Do you have a Windows Server 2003 or above versions?
Please have a read on the requirements here.

Q's and A's:
1. Is a WSUS server what I need or is there a better solution for updating multiple computers with fresh installs?
How many Client computers do you have? If you have 20 or more you may use WSUS.

2. Do you have a good resource for setting up a WSUS server, like a youtube video or website with step by step instructions.
For Windows 2003 Server: Step 2: Install WSUS on Your Server
For Windows 2008 Server: How to install WSUS on Windows Server 2008

3. Hardware, will any tower work for this or should I get say an older dell 2950 to do this? The faster I get these updated, the faster I get paid.
I'd say at Min of 1gb to 2gb or RAM. Plenty of HDD space bec. the logs do get pretty big.

4. Do I need separate servers for each OS (XP, Vista, 7) or can one server do it all?
One Server would do it all.

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I can get server 2003, np.

How many client computers do I have? I own a computer repair store, the plan was/is to have a WSUS do all my updates when I do a fresh install of windows on a clients computer to free up my limited dsl bandwidth. Some weeks, I don't have any, the day after Christmas, I had five computers come in that needed reloading.

I have tons of older p4 computers laying around along with a poweredge 2950, I could easily throw one together, that's why I'm asking.

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Hello Dave,

Do you have a Windows Server 2003 or above versions?
Please have a read on the requirements here.

Q's and A's:1. Is a WSUS server what I need or is there a better solution for updating multiple computers with fresh installs?
How many Client computers do you have? If you have 20 or more you may use WSUS.

2. Do you have a good resource for setting up a WSUS server, like a youtube video or website with step by step instructions.
For Windows 2003 Server: Step 2: Install WSUS on Your Server
For Windows 2003 Server: How to install WSUS on Windows Server 2008

3. Hardware, will any tower work for this or should I get say an older dell 2950 to do this? The faster I get these updated, the faster I get paid.
I'd say at Min of 1gb to 2gb or RAM. Plenty of HDD space bec. the logs do get pretty big.

4. Do I need separate servers for each OS (XP, Vista, 7) or can one server do it all?
One Server would do it all.
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Yes, if you can get a Windows 2003 Server, you may install WSUS, make sure to read all the links the I gave you. The pre-requisites are very important.
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You can use 2003, 2008, or 2008R2 as the server.

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