Windows Small Business Server MVP, Kevin Royalty has written a detailed walkthrough for integrating Windows Update Services v3 (WSUS) into Windows Home Server. WSUS is a local copy of Windows Update/Microsoft Update that you control what gets “approved” for installation on the PCs that report to it. Why would you want to do this at home you may ask? Well, if you want to know that your PCs are being kept up to date on all Microsoft patches, or even block certain patches until you want them (IE7 for example), ten this can all be achieved with WSUS.
Note: This is an advanced walkthrough, and should only be attempted by the brave, knowledgeable, or those happy with the risk of nixing and having to re-build their home server should things go awry. You have been warned!
If you have any questions, then feel free to use the Comments form below, and Kevin will pick up from there.
The document is in Word 2007 format - if you’re running an older version of Word, you can download the necessary converters from microsoft.com.