Install WSUS Console

WSUS Logo

One of the requirements to deploy the Software Update Point (SUP) in ConfigMgr in addition to having a functional WSUS Server infrastructure is installing the WSUS SDK or simply put the WSUS Administrator Console.

It is not obvious how to install the WSUS console only without installing the other bits hence this post, open PowerShell and issue the command

Install-WindowsFeature -Name UpdateServices-Ui

Success Restart Needed Exit Code      Feature Result
------- -------------- ---------      --------------
True    Yes            Success        {User Interface Management Console, Window...

If you prefer to use the GUI open Server Manager and start the Add Roles and Features Wizard in the Features page navigate to Remote Server Administration Tools Roles Administration Tools → Windows Server Update Services Tools and select User Interface Management Console

WSUS Console Installation

Once the component installation is over the WSUS Console will be available on the computer, of course this method will work in scenarios where you need the WSUS Console for ConfigMgr but also to install it on a server as an administration component for a remote WSUS Server.

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