Microsoft Windows Server Update Services Review

Stable patch management that is included with Windows, but the reporting flexibility should be improved


What is our primary use case?

We use this product for patch management.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are that it is included with Windows, and it can be driven by Group Policy Objects (GPOs).

What needs improvement?

Reporting flexibility is something that can be improved.

Job management and controlĀ is an area that is in need of improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Windows Server Update Services for probably four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This service is generally very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a very scalable product.

How are customer service and technical support?

This solution does not really come with specific technical support. It is all covered by the Microsoft support that is available online.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is relatively straightforward. It took maybe an hour to set up and deploy.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This product comes included with Windows and can be used free of charge.

What other advice do I have?

My advice for anybody who is looking into Windows Server Update Services is that if you want something with more control then you need to look into getting an alternative product.

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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