WSUS 3.0 SP2 RC Program now available on Microsoft Connect!

Posted by sumeethevans on May 28 2009, 10:49 PM. Posted in Windows Update.

I am very pleased to announce that WSUS 3.0 SP2 RC will be available to the general public today, May 26, via the Connect Site.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>

 All you have to do is sign in to your Connect account or sign up now in order to participate in the RC program.This program is available to all registered and authenticated users of Connect.

<o:p> </o:p>WSUS 3.0 SP2 RC Overview<o:p></o:p>

New Windows Server and Client Version Support<o:p></o:p>

·       Integration with Windows Server® 2008 R2<o:p></o:p>·       Support for the BranchCache feature on Windows Server 2008 R2<o:p></o:p>·       Support for Windows 7 client<o:p></o:p>

WSUS Feature Improvements<o:p></o:p>

Auto-Approval Rules<o:p></o:p>

·       Auto-approval rules now include the ability to specify the approval deadline date and time for all computers or specific computer groups.<o:p></o:p>

Update Files and Languages<o:p></o:p>

·       Improved handling of language selection for downstream servers includes a new warning dialog that appears when you decide to download updates only for specified languages.<o:p></o:p>

Easy Upgrade<o:p></o:p>

·       WSUS 3.0 SP2 can be installed as an in-place upgrade from earlier versions of WSUS and will preserve all of your settings and approvals. The user interface is compatible between WSUS 3.0 SP1 and SP2 on the client and the server. <o:p></o:p>

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