March 22nd, 2005, 06:53 PM
Microsoft WUS goes RC1
"Windows Server Update Services Release Candidate Now Available
We are pleased to announce that the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
Release Candidate (RC) released today, Tuesday March 22! The Release
Candidate of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), formerly Windows Update
Services (WUS), includes new features such as:
. Replica mode for WSUS server hierarchies, making them easier to manage.
. SSL connections between WSUS servers and clients, providing an even more
secure end-to-end environment.
. Automatic Update policy to allow non-administrators to receive update
notifications, offering greater flexibility in organizations where logged on
users are commonly not administrators.
As a participant in the WSUS Open Evaluation Program (OEP) you have the
opportunity to test and provide feedback on the RC of the product, related
documentation, and tools.
How do you obtain the WSUS RC, associated documentation, and tools?
. Go to WSUS OEP site,
. Register and download the release.
It is important to note the following regarding content support for your
existing Beta 2 installation:
. The last update to the beta Microsoft Update service was made on March
8th. As a result, Windows Update Services Beta 2 will no longer recieve new
updates. We encourage you to download the Release Candidate of Windows
Server Update Services as soon as possible to continue receiving updates and
testing the product.
. Existing content on the beta Microsoft Update service will be available
for server synchronization until April 22, 2005. After that date, that
service will be decomissioned and Windows Update Services Beta 2
installations will not be able to receive any content.
Thank you for your interest in Windows Server Update Services!
The Windows Server Update Services Team
\"If computers are to become smart enough to design their own successors, initiating a process that will lead to God-like omniscience after a number of ever swifter passages from one generation of computers to the next, someone is going to have to write the software that gets the process going, and humans have given absolutely no evidence of being able to write such software.\" -Jaron Lanier
March 22nd, 2005, 10:18 PM
Thank for the info! I'm waiting for this program to become official for a long time now! Tired of old plain SUS!
March 22nd, 2005, 10:21 PM
Sending myself a reminder to get the RC right now.... I have been using the WUS for a couple of months and love it.... Thanks...
Don\'t SYN us.... We\'ll SYN you.....
\"A nation that draws too broad a difference between its scholars and its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards, and its fighting done by fools.\" - Thucydides