Several folks in the community have asked for clarification about how the WSUS updates work for Windows SBS. Specifically, is it enough to select the Windows Small Business Server option for the update category? Or do you also need to select the Windows SBS integrated components.

Well. . . actually. . . you need to also select the integrated components.

In response to your feedback, we are currently updating the Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started with Microsoft Windows Server Update Services on Windows Small Business Server 2003 doc to clarify this issue with following text:

To modify the default list of products to update

  1. On the WSUS console toolbar, click Options, and then click Synchronization Options.
  2. Under Products, click Change.
  3. Select Windows Small Business Server. Additionally, to update all components that are integrated with Windows SBS, you must select those specific products. For example, select Exchange Server 2003, SQL Server™, and Office 2003 (to update the Outlook component).

Note: If you add products like SQL Server, Exchange, or Office, you must synchronize the server at least one time.

The change to the document will be live soon.

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