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Pros
"The most valuable feature of this solution is centralized management.""The most valuable features are patch management and mobile device management.""The ability to deploy patches seamlessly is the solution's most valuable aspect. It allows us to not only deploy patches but to monitor the deployment of those patches."

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"The solution has great potential and leaves the user with almost limitless possibilities. It is truly a product with a million uses.""This solution is stable.""The interface is easy to use.""With WSUS, you can automatically install and distribute Microsoft security patches without using an internet connection for all clients and servers. It is not difficult to understand how it works and I think it's a very nice tool.""The most valuable feature is the decreased level of internet usage by my network.""Downloads critical reports separately.""The most valuable feature is its ability to identify which updates are needed on a particular machine.""The most valuable features are that it is included with Windows, and it can be driven by Group Policy Objects (GPOs)."

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"There are limitations to this solution when we are working with iOS, Apple laptops or desktops such as the Mac and iMac.""I find the user interface a little bit intimidating and not very appealing.""The agent can be a bit more intelligent."

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"Because you have to pay for the product and there may be other good free solutions, this may not be the best choice for a cost-minded organization.""In the next release, I would like to see additional tools added to fix the engine issues on the client's side.""The old backup files created by this solution use up a lot of storage, and this needs to be improved.""Microsoft should improve their support for the product. A lot of guys are installing their products, especially Xero. If you have a real problem, though, it's quite difficult to find someone who you can support you.""I would like to see support for other operating systems such as Linux.""Could be improved with additional features such as an update alarm.""Having the ability to group updates by the operating systems would be very helpful.""Job management and control is an area that is in need of improvement."

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"Our licensing fees are on a yearly basis, and the charge for support is extra.""The price of this product is reasonable."

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"Because it is not open-source, it has to compete with open-source solutions. Relatively it is expensive to open-source.""The WSUS cost is included in Microsoft Windows, and there are no licensing fees.""The integration is included in the Windows Server system, and there are no additional fees.""This product comes included with Windows and can be used free of charge."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The ability to deploy patches seamlessly is the solution's most valuable aspect. It allows us to not only deploy patches but to monitor the deployment of those patches.
Top Answer: There aren't really extra costs involved beyond licensing.
Top Answer: The ability to do out of network patching needs to be added to the solution. For example, a lot of people are working from home now. It will take a lot of strength to make sure the patches are applied… more »
Top Answer: The most important aspect is that we can centrally deploy the updates that are necessary for the organization. It's important.
Top Answer: This product comes included with Windows and can be used free of charge.
Top Answer: It's not always easy to set up. Their Local Group Policy works well for the Microsoft environment, however, we need it or other software as well. We've realized that we have to pay. We have to buy… more »
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Windows Server Update Services, Microsoft WSUS, WSUS, Microsoft Software Update Services, Software Update Services, Microsoft SUS, SUS, MS Windows Server Update Services, MS Windows Server Update Services, MS Windows Server Update Services
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Overview

Patch Manager Plus is a simple patch management tool that makes it easy to keep your network patched and secure. It is an endpoint patch management software that provides enterprises a single interface for automating all patch management tasks - from detecting missing patches to deploying patches - for Windows, Mac, Linux and 250+ third-party applications. Whether you have one computer or hundred, they can all be patched at the same time from a single point of console.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) enables information technology administrators to deploy the latest Microsoft product updates. You can use WSUS to fully manage the distribution of updates that are released through Microsoft Update to computers on your network. This topic provides an overview of this server role and more information about how to deploy and maintain WSUS.

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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider24%
Manufacturing Company6%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
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Comms Service Provider13%
Non Profit13%
Logistics Company13%
University13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government6%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise63%
Find out what your peers are saying about ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus vs. Microsoft Windows Server Update Services and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus is ranked 9th in Patch Management with 3 reviews while Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is ranked 7th in Patch Management with 9 reviews. ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus is rated 7.6, while Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is rated 6.8. The top reviewer of ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus writes "Robust, excellent patch deployment, and overall good stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Windows Server Update Services writes "While this product is versatile, the challenges of competing against capable open-source solutions make it less desirable". ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus is most compared with SCCM, ManageEngine Desktop Central, Ivanti Patch for Windows, GFI LanGuard and Hitachi JP1 IT Desktop Management, whereas Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is most compared with SCCM, BigFix, Quest KACE Systems Management, Kaseya VSA and Ivanti Patch for Windows. See our ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus vs. Microsoft Windows Server Update Services report.

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