Creating computer target groups

With the recipes so far in this chapter, you have set up a WSUS Server and created a GPO to configure the Windows Update Client on your computers. The next step is to create target groups—groups of computers you plan to use when targeting WSUS updates.

In any organization, different groups of hosts can have different update requirements. Your Windows client hosts run software such as Microsoft Office that is rarely seen on a server. Your mission critical servers might require a separate testing and sign-off process for updates that are approved for use.

For efficient management of updates, you define target groups (for example, domain controllers (DCs), SQL Servers, and so on) and then define the computers in the ...

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