Installing WSUS Console

Scope: Easy2Patch (All Versions)

The WSUS console is a prerequisite for Easy2Patch installation. The console needs to be installed independently of any features. Installation methods differ according to the system where the console is installed.

Software Update Point (SUP) Role

It is recommended to install on the Software Update Point role so that Easy2Patch can run in environments with WSUS and SCCM without needing additional system resources. The recommended scenario is to install Easy2Patch on the server where this role is running. The WSUS console must be installed on this server role as required by the SUP role. However, if the console is not installed, the WSUS console can be installed with the command below.

Install-WindowsFeature -Name UpdateServices-RSAT -IncludeAllSubFeature

Member Windows Server

Apart from the recommended configuration, Easy2Patch can be installed on a member server. In this case, the WSUS console must be installed on the server. The following powershell command is used for console installation.

Install-WindowsFeature -Name UpdateServices-RSAT -IncludeAllSubFeature

Windows 10/11 Client Operating System

Especially in scenarios such as Intune, in the recommended installation model, Easy2Patch can run on client operating systems other than the server. In this case, Remote Server Administration Tool will be required to be installed on the client system. Doing the installation will be enough for Easy2Patch to work.

Windows 10

Remote Server Administration Tool must be installed on Windows 10 systems. The file can be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center.

RSAT on Windows Download Center:

Windows 11

On Windows 11 systems, the Remote Server Administration Tool is located under Windows Features. It can be installed from the Add or Remove Windows Features screen or with the command below.

Get-WindowsCapability -Name Rsat.WSUS.Tools~~~~ -Online | Add-WindowsCapability -Online

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