Posted On: Nov 20, 2019

This Quick Start deploys a Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) endpoint for downloading and managing updates on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud in about 30 minutes. This Quick Start is for system administrators and IT engineers who need to use WSUS as the endpoint where Windows servers and other Microsoft applications are authorized to acquire updates.

WSUS is a server role included with Windows Server at no additional cost. It can download required updates and patches from the internet and act as an internally managed proxy server. WSUS can also manage clients, including other Windows servers, by defining policies that approve or decline updates and patches, and report compliance status of clients.

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