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Microsoft® Windows® Security Resource Kit, Second Edition by The Microsoft Security Team, Brian Komar, Ben Smith

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Microsoft Software Update Services

Microsoft Software Update Services (SUS) leverages the Windows Update and Automatic Updates technology to enable a company to choose which updates to apply. Rather than connecting to the Microsoft Windows Update site for the download of security patches and Windows updates, clients connect to an internal SUS server that issues only approved updates.

How SUS Works

SUS depends on the interaction of the SUS server and Automatic Updates on the SUS clients. The following process is used to deploy security updates through SUS:

  1. The SUS server is configured to synchronize its available updates with either the Microsoft Windows Update site or with another SUS server on the corporate network. The synchronization can ...

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