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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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"I am impressed by the service desk ticketing and asset management."

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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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"I've had some issues with patch catalogue."

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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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Top Answer: I think some features could be added to improve this product. I'd like to see a critical update alarm where I get notifications regarding critical or security updates and receive a review of it. For… more »
Top Answer: We use the solution to update servers in our company. We're a construction company and a customer of Microsoft. I'm a systems administrator.
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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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Waypoint, Mattos Filho, Meetic, Gems Education, Green Clinic HealthSystem, Service King
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Comms Service Provider14%
Non Profit14%
Logistics Company14%
University14%
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government6%
University6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider12%
Government7%
Educational Organization5%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise57%
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Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is ranked 4th in Patch Management with 8 reviews while Quest KACE Systems Management is ranked 6th in Patch Management with 1 review. Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is rated 6.6, while Quest KACE Systems Management is rated 8.0. 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 "Good service desk ticketing and asset management features". Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is most compared with SCCM, Kaseya VSA, BigFix, GFI LanGuard and ManageEngine Patch Manager Plus, whereas Quest KACE Systems Management is most compared with SCCM, BigFix, Ansible, Kaseya VSA and Ivanti Patch for Windows.

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