WSUS Training For Beginners – Windows Updates & Patching

WSUS Training For Beginners - Windows Updates & Patching

WSUS Training For Beginners – Windows Updates & Patching

Setup your lab, Install WSUS, administrate your WSUS server and clients, learn WSUS troubleshooting and MUCH more…

Language: english

Note: 4.1/5 (59 notes) 965 students

Instructor(s): Emilio Aguero

Last update: 2021-08-31

What you’ll learn

  • Overview on what WSUS is and what it’s used for
  • How to setup a Windows Server in preparation for WSUS
  • Setting up WSUS from scartch!
  • Configuring and Optimizing WSUS
  • How to troubleshoot WSUS issues



  • Basic Desktop and Server Knowledge
  • Desire to get that next job and improve your technical understanding
  • Eagerness to learn more about WSUS



In this course we’ll provide you with the needed skills to understand, configure, deploy and use WSUS (Windows Server Update Services). We’ll start with the basics and work our way up to some more advanced features.

Whether you are currently responsible for patching computers or looking at just upskilling this course it perfect for you. We’ll cover the steps that are used by System Administrators and Analysts in thousands of companies across the globe.

In this course we’ll provide you with –

  • An overview on what is WSUS

  • Steps to setup and prepare your lab and Windows Server environment

  • Skills to setup, configure and use WSUS

  • Steps on how to get Computers and Servers working with WSUS

  • The expertise on how to troubleshoot common WSUS issues

  • Some optional videos on how to build a domain controller and Active Directory

Do I need to be an expert?

No, this course is designed for people who are excited about technology and may be either working in technology or looking at getting more into IT, but it would help if you have sufficient skills around common computer and network technologies.

Why this course?

This course will be easy to understand, and will provide you with the key WSUS and Server skills needed as you work your way into becoming a technology expert!

Continuing to improve on your tech skills more and more will help you in being a highly skilled and sought after IT professional!


Who this course is for

  • Systems Administrators & Engineers
  • IT Technicians
  • Service Desk Analysts
  • Security Engineers


Course content

  • Introduction
    • Instructor & Course Introduction
    • What is WSUS (Windows Server Update Services)
    • Patching Calendar, Groups and Schedules
  • Lab Setup (Optional)
    • Introduction
    • Downloading VMware ESXi
    • Installing and Configuring VMware ESXi
    • Installing Windows Server 2019
    • What is a Domain and Active Directory (AD)
    • Building a Domain Controller
    • Building and Setting up Windows Computers & Servers
  • Installation and Configuring WSUS
    • Installing a WSUS Server
    • Configuring the WSUS Server
    • Overview and Further Config WSUS Server
    • Overview of Group Policies (Optional)
    • Configuring the WSUS Group Policy
  • Using WSUS
    • Managing Computers, Servers and Groups
    • Downloading and Selecting Microsoft and Windows Updates
    • Synchronization
    • Approving Windows Updates
    • Email Notifications
  • WSUS Troubleshooting
    • WSUS Cleanup Wizard
    • Tips for Computers to Register with WSUS
    • Patches aren’t downloading to WSUS
  • Course Conclusion
    • Final Thoughts


WSUS Training For Beginners - Windows Updates & Patching

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