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Real User
CIO at a logistics company with 51-200 employees
Aug 01 2019

What needs improvement?

I don't really know what can be improved in the newest version of the product because they are about to release Windows Server 2019 and I am still working with version 2016, which is the previous versions of Windows Server. I'm not aware of the current improvements in the 2019 version first-hand so I don't know how to improve the newest release. What I hope to see in the 2019 version of Windows… more»

What other advice do I have?

When I see the other open-source solutions — such as Linux and other options like FreeDSB or Unix — almost every one of them has an alternative solution to Microsoft Windows Server. That becomes a big problem for products that are not open-source because people don't need to spend money to get a good working product. If it comes freely, there really is no good reason to pay. The development of… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

It is not really a matter of evaluating other options because I have used this one for twenty years. Nothing is perfect but this product is good or I would not have stayed using it for so long. So I base my usage on being familiar with the solution. I might change when I find a solution that is somehow better or if this solution does not meet our needs.
Boubacar Khouma
Real User
Owner/Solution Architect at xconsult
Sep 20 2019

What is most valuable?

WSUS doesn't have many features, so it's very difficult to answer this question. This solution is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

Tagging in the server is complicated, and it's not easy to understand how to put it into a specific category. This solution is difficult for some people to understand. The package validation process… more»

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

The WSUS cost is included in Microsoft Windows, and there are no licensing fees. If you have many operating systems you would have to add more storage.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We did not use any solution previously.

What other advice do I have?

I would suggest sharing packages between clients. I am not using this solution extensively now because I am on the architect's side. I am working as a freelancer and I use this solution with most of… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other solutions.
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Real User
System Administrator with 201-500 employees
Sep 20 2019

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… more»

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.
Reseller
Consultant at a tech services company
Oct 03 2019

What is most valuable?

I think there is no other product on the market that is so easy to implement and use.

How has it helped my organization?

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.

What needs improvement?

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 think Microsoft should… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I only use Microsoft products. I have it for federal use and I think you have no option to do this with another vendor. Also, there are no other vendors who support so many applications and scenarios.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution as eight of ten.
Real User
Systems Administrator with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 16 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the integration of updates with our AD management. You can make an easy policy, embed WSUS, and in that actual policy we can embed to the extent to any device that generates gets automatic downloads from WSUS.

How has it helped my organization?

It provides central management interface for deployment.

What needs improvement?

I would want the GUI on the continuing interface of the WSUS and more fine grain control. I don't want full blown enterprises. I want another object deployment, in a different kind of way that the enterprise just doesn't provide for me right now.

What other advice do I have?

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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What is Microsoft Windows Server Update Services?

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.

Also known as
Windows Server Update Services, Microsoft WSUS, WSUS, Microsoft Software Update Services, Software Update Services, Microsoft SUS, SUS
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