Microsoft Windows Server Update Services Review

Easy to use, but configuration needs improvement and it wastes storage with old update files and backups


What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of this solution is to minimize the data flow from outside.

What is most valuable?

The interface is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

Many areas need improvement and many features don't work.

The clean up feature doesn't work. It's doesn't delete old updates that are not needed anymore.

The configuration process needs improvement, as it is not very good. The integration with Windows 10 was difficult, and a bit tricky.

The old backup files created by this solution use up a lot of storage, and this needs to be improved.

This solution would meet my needs if these issues would not occur every month.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have between one hundred and one hundred and fifty users.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have not used any technical support.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was complex.

The deployment took three to four hours to complete.

What about the implementation team?

The implementation of this solution was not done through any vendor, integrator, or consultant; I implemented it myself.

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

The pricing is ok. I don't have any issues with the pricing.

The integration is included in the Windows Server system, and there are no additional fees.

What other advice do I have?

I am not satisfied with this solution. There are constant issues and most of the time it doesn't work.

I would rate this solution a four out of ten.

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