Microsoft Windows Server Update Services Review

A scalable solution that is easy to deploy, but difficult for some people to understand


What is our primary use case?

The primary use case is to update the server and Windows desktop.

The deployment model we are using is on-premises, mainly.

What is most valuable?

WSUS doesn't have many features, so it's very difficult to answer this question.

This solution is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

Tagging in the server is complicated, and it's not easy to understand how to put it into a specific category. This solution is difficult for some people to understand.

The package validation process should be improved.

In the next release, I would like to see additional tools added to fix the engine issues on the client's side.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for twenty years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This solution is scalable. 

We were able to deploy in multi-levels, now we have two levels.

How are customer service and technical support?

I did not have to contact the technical support because this solution is easy to use.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did not use any solution previously.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup and activation are straightforward, and the configuration tends to be quick with the validation of the package.

The deployment of this solution only took one day. It was quick.

What about the implementation team?

I did not implement this solution through a vendor. I did it myself.

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

The WSUS cost is included in Microsoft Windows, and there are no licensing fees.

If you have many operating systems you would have to add more storage.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other solutions.

What other advice do I have?

I would suggest sharing packages between clients.

I am not using this solution extensively now because I am on the architect's side.

I am working as a freelancer and I use this solution with most of my clients.

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

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