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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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documentation for details.
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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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