Before you start to configure WSUS, some important points.
- Ensure the server firewall allows the clients to access the WSUS server. If the clients have issues connecting to WSUS server, updates won’t be downloaded from server.
- The WSUS downloads the updates from upstream server which is Microsoft update in our case. So, ensure the firewall allows the WSUS server to connect to Microsoft Update. Please refer to the WSUS requirements lesson for information about the firewall ports and URLs list.
- In case there is a proxy server in your setup, you must enter the credentials for proxy server while configuring WSUS. Have them handy as they are require