Microsoft Windows Server Update Services Pros and Cons

Microsoft Windows Server Update Services Pros

RJ
CIO at a logistics company with 51-200 employees
The solution has great potential and leaves the user with almost limitless possibilities. It is truly a product with a million uses.
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Computer network and Data Center administrator at a sports company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most important aspect is that we can centrally deploy the updates that are necessary for the organization. It's important.
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Information Technology Security Specialist at a university
The most valuable feature is the decreased level of internet usage by my network.
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JW
Technology Manager/Engineer III at a marketing services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is its ability to identify which updates are needed on a particular machine.
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BK
Owner at xconsult
This solution is stable.
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System Administrator at SAMCO
Downloads critical reports separately.
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AM
System Administrator with 201-500 employees
The interface is easy to use.
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DL
Consultant at a tech services company
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.
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SB
Chief Operating Officer at a transportation company with 5,001-10,000 employees
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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Microsoft Windows Server Update Services Cons

RJ
CIO at a logistics company with 51-200 employees
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.
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Computer network and Data Center administrator at a sports company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The reporting is not as practical as I would like it to be.
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Information Technology Security Specialist at a university
I would like to see support for other operating systems such as Linux.
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JW
Technology Manager/Engineer III at a marketing services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Having the ability to group updates by the operating systems would be very helpful.
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BK
Owner at xconsult
In the next release, I would like to see additional tools added to fix the engine issues on the client's side.
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System Administrator at SAMCO
Could be improved with additional features such as an update alarm.
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AM
System Administrator with 201-500 employees
The old backup files created by this solution use up a lot of storage, and this needs to be improved.
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DL
Consultant at a tech services company
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.
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SB
Chief Operating Officer at a transportation company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Job management and control is an area that is in need of improvement.
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