Compare Microsoft Windows Server Update Services vs. Quest KACE Systems Management

Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is ranked 6th in Patch Management with 5 reviews while Quest KACE Systems Management is ranked 3rd in Patch Management with 2 reviews. Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is rated 5.6, while Quest KACE Systems Management is rated 9.0. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Quest KACE Systems Management writes "This product made the job easy to do, without having to go put hands on the machines. This made things more convenient and more efficient". Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is most compared with GFI LanGuard, whereas Quest KACE Systems Management is most compared with SCCM, BigFix and Ansible. See our Microsoft Windows Server Update Services vs. Quest KACE Systems Management report.
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Pros
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.This solution is stable.The interface is easy to use.The solution has great potential and leaves the user with almost limitless possibilities. It is truly a product with a million uses.It provides central management interface for deployment.

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The most valuable feature is the ability to have an overview of all devices that are accessing our environment.This product made the job easy to do without having to go put hands on the machines.The ability to push an image to a machine, wake that image up, and just blast a new image to a computer without even having to touch it, and then push the software to that machine. This just made things so much more convenient for us and so much more efficient.

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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.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.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.The ability to have more fine control within this solution is very important. It is not available for the solution in its current state.

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I think it should have the ability to have the applications automatically update. It would be really helpful if this would override what the user might choose to do.The only hiccups we had were some power issues, where the box was a little under-powered early on.Imaging becomes a problem when you start to try to go beyond doing more than thirty or forty machines at a time. We initially tried to do that virtually and it just, it wouldn't work.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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.Because it is not open-source, it has to compete with open-source solutions. Relatively it is expensive to open-source.

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It was a very attractive price. This is a huge feature of this product. If you would "credit score" this product versus others out there on the market, this one has a very attractive price.It may be more expensive, but you get what you pay for.

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Windows Server Update Services, Microsoft WSUS, WSUS, Microsoft Software Update Services, Software Update Services, Microsoft SUS, SUSDell KACE Systems Management
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Overview

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.

The KACE Systems Management Appliance provides a growing organization with comprehensive management of network-connected devices, including servers, PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, tablets, printers, storage, networking gear and the Internet of Things (IoT). KACE can fulfill all of the organization's systems management needs, from initial deployment to ongoing management and retirement.

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