Microsoft® Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) lets you deploy the latest Microsoft product updates to computers that are running a Windows-based operating system. By using WSUS, you can fully manage the distribution of updates released through Microsoft Update to computers in your company network.
System Center Mobile Device Manager (MDM) lets you deploy software and updates to managed Windows Mobile devices by using a software distribution console, MDM Software Distribution Console, which is specific to MDM. MDM Software Distribution Console resembles a WSUS console. After you install MDM Administrator Tools, you can use MDM Software Distribution Console to manage Windows Mobile devices for your company.
Consider the following when you install WSUS for use with MDM:
- You can access MDM Software Distribution Console from any
server or computer that has MDM Administrator Tools installed.
However, you must install the 32-bit or 64-bit WSUS console before
you install MDM Software Distribution Console.
- You must install WSUS 3.0 Service Pack 1 on MDM Device
Management Server to be able to push .cab files down to managed
devices. To install WSUS 3.0 SP1 on MDM Device Management
Server, on the installation disc for MDM, run Setup.
- On the WSUS Server installation wizard, select the
Create a Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Web siteoption.
When you select this option, the wizard installs WSUS within its
own Web site instead of installing WSUS under the default Web site.
If you do not select this option, the default configuration may
result in IIS 6.0 service conflicts with MDM Enrollment Server
Web services. In addition, you must specify the correct ports
during the installation process so that you can use MDM Software
Distribution Console successfully to deploy software and updates.
- When a prompt appears to specify an SQL database, select the
Use an existing database server on this computeroption, or
Use an existing database server on a remote computeroption,
and then choose
Next. After you make your selection, make sure that you can
successfully connect to a computer that is running SQL Server.
- When you install WSUS, you must specify English or the local
language version. If you do not specify the local language version,
WSUS installs without errors. However, it will not work correctly
|To download and install WSUS 3.0 with Service Pack 1, see
the WSUS 3.0 with SP1 information at the Microsoft Download Center
For more information about making your WSUS deployment more
secure with SSL authentication, see Secure WSUS 3.0 Deployment at
this Microsoft Web page:
For more information about how to design a WSUS deployment, see
the WSUS TechCenter at this Microsoft Web page:
|MDM Connect Now Tool is a client-side tool to get the latest
software updates from the server. The tool provides schedule
details such as previous and next runtime schedule, and provides
the option to get current software updates. Log files can help in
troubleshooting device-related issues. To download MDM Connect Now
Tool, see MDM Client Tools at this Microsoft Web page: