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Prepare the managed systems

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Complete the following checklist on the managed systems. This checklist helps you verify that all managed systems are set up to receive updates from the WSUS server.

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Ensure that you have sysadmin rights to all managed systems to populate the default credential ring.

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3. Enable WMI and Remote Administration Inbound Rules

(Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 servers only)

Enable the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and Remote Administration Inbound rules on all managed servers running Windows Firewall. The operating system blocks these firewall rules by default.

See the Microsoft TechNet website or the operating system documentation for details.

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4. Enable the Computer Browser Service and Network Discovery

(Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 servers only)

If your workgroups are managed by a WSUS server running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2, enable and start the Computer Browser service and enable Network Discovery on at least one system in the workgroup. This system provides a Master Browser for the Managed Resource Enterprise Configuration Wizard.

See the Microsoft TechNet website or the operating system documentation for details.

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