Configuring the Windows update client

The Windows update client on servers and workstations default to downloading updates from Microsoft's public update servers. In a business environment, this is not always desirable due to unpredictable installation schedules and potentially varied patch revisions.

Once the update server is configured, we can configure the Windows update client. At its most simplistic configuration, the client configuration includes the address of the update server and a setting instructing the client to use the update server.

Getting ready

The simplest way to configure the clients is to create one or more group policies that define the address of the local update servers. This group policy can then be deployed to the entire ...

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