WUS3.0 Beta2 or WUS2.0 SP1

WUS3.0 Beta2 or WUS2.0 SP1

Post by U2FsbH » Thu, 26 Oct 2006 23:52:02

Hi all,

I am going to migrate our SUS to WUS. I am not sure which one I should
choose from: WUS3.0 Beta2 or WUS2.0 SP1? Any issue I need to pay attention?

Thanks for your help.

WUS3.0 Beta2 or WUS2.0 SP1

Post by Robert Moi » Fri, 27 Oct 2006 02:10:12

If you have to ask whether or not you should be running beta code, I would
say the answer is no. I don't mean to be facetious with that comment, but
rather I'm trying to say that betas do not have the same reliability as
finished products and would require considerably more care and work on your
part than finished products, and if you were willing to put that sort of
time and effort in then you would already be running WSUS by now.


WUS3.0 Beta2 or WUS2.0 SP1

Post by MV » Fri, 27 Oct 2006 07:43:37

In addition, unless your SUS is already running on Windows Server 2003
Service Pack 1, WSUS v3 is not even an option.

Also, there not currently a migration path from /SUS/ to /WSUS3/, and the
release date of WSUS will be long after the expiration of /SUS/ support, so
I wouldn't be looking for a formal, documented, migration path either. Most
likely the migration path will be /SUS/ to /WSUSv2/ to /WSUSv3/, so you
might as well get the first migration step out of the way before December.

Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MVP-Software Distribution
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