Each server was set up from scratch and Windows was installed manually on each of them (i.e.they were not cloned from each other or from any other VM).Deploying the software updates for the computers is essential, the software updates are released by major software vendors to address security vulnerabilities in their existing products.To stay protected against cyber-attacks and malicious threats it is very important that you keep the computers patched with latest software updates.One of those products, System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) has greatly matured over the years and is an enterprise grade desktop management tool designed to streamline what can be an onerous task.SCCM 2012 brought with it a number of enhancements intended to make the product more user-centric and more usable.As always before performing anything; check, double check, test and always ensure you have a backup.
Click on Check connection and you must see the message Successfully connected to server. Wait until you see the message Configuration successfully completed. Launch Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio and under Databases you will find SUSDB is created.
Note – We should not configure the WSUS configuration wizard, going forward Configuration Manager must be used to synchronize updates, download updates and deploy updates.
It is okay to go into the WSUS console to review updates or the synchronization status, but you should not perform tasks such as approving or declining updates because it can adversely affect Configuration Manager’s software update management capabilities.
Software updates in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager provides a set of tools and resources that can help manage the complex task of tracking and applying software updates to client computers in the enterprise.
Talking about software updates, in SCCM 2012 R2 there are few new features added which includes a new maintenance window dedicated for software updates installation.