Updating server core

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) can use a lot of resources, so why not use Windows Server Core and make the most of the resources you have.

In this post I’ll go through the initial steps on how to deploy and configure a WSUS server using command line and Power Shell.

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More specifically it declines and deletes old updates, and old computers.

Initial Configuration Once the install process has completed, you will be prompted with a command line window, and asked to set the Administrator password.

Tip: The sconfig menu is also present in the GUI version of Windows Server 2016, making initial configuration of new servers easier.

The other options with Desktop Experience in brackets are the options for the other server editions with a GUI also installed.

Important Note: You can no longer add and remove the GUI (Desktop Experience) with Windows Server 2016 as you could with Windows Server 2012 & 2012 R2.

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