Prepare the managed systems

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.

1. Verify your system credentials Ensure that you have sysadmin rights to all managed systems to populate the default credential ring.
2. Enable File and Print Sharing Ensure that File and Print Sharing is enabled on each system so they can receive and install software updates from the WSUS server. See the Microsoft Docs website or the operating system documentation for details.

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 Docs website or the operating system documentation for details.