How to Install WSUS Server on Windows Server 2012R2

Here is how I installed WSUS server on Windows Server 2012R2

  1. Open Server Manager
  2. Open the Manage Menu
  3. Select Add Roles and Features
  4. Jump down to the Server Selection Item
  5. Click on Server Roles
  6. Check the box for Windows Server Update Services
  7. Add the required Features as suggested
  8. Next
  9. Next
  10. Next
  11. Next
  12. Set the path to where the downloaded updates are to be stored
  13. Next
  14. Install
  15. Close once Install was complete

A restart wasn’t required, but I did just to clean things up a bit. Note: you will also need Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office Runtime. This was already installed on the server beforehand from a previous install of WSUS.

When the server came back up:

  1. Open Server Manager
  2. Click on the Flag (should have a Warning icon on it)
  3. Clicked Perform Post-Configuration Tasks
  4.  Once the configuration was complete, I was able to launch the WSUS Management Console


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