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System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager – Adding a Software Update Point to a Standalone Server

This guide is in continuation to my guide on deploying system center 2012 r2 configuration manager, as found here.

Definition
SUP (Software Update Point) – The software update point interacts with the WSUS services to configure update settings, to request synchronization to the upstream update source, and on the central site, to synchronize software updates from the WSUS database to the site server database.  More details on this can be found from the following technet article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb632674.aspx
WDS (Windows Deployment Services) – Will be used for Operating System deployment.

  1. Launch the System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager console
    System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Console - Task Bar
  2. Click on Administration in the bottom left corner
    System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager - Administration
  3. Expand Site Configuration and select Servers and Site System Roles
    System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager - Administration - Servers and Site System Roles
  4. Right click on your SCCM server and select Add Site System Role
    System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager - Administration - Servers and Site System Roles - Add Site System Roles
  5. Click Next > on the General section of the wizard
    System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager - Add Site System Roles Wizard - General
  6. Click Next > on the Proxy section of the wizard
    System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager - Add Site System Roles Wizard - Proxy
  7. Check Software update point and click Next > on the System Role Selection section of the wizard
    System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager - Add Site System Roles Wizard - System Role Selection -Software update point
  8. Check WSUS is configured to use ports 8530 and 8531 for client communications and click Next > on the Software Update Point screen
    System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager - Add Site System Roles Wizard - System Role Selection - Software Update Point

      1. NOTE: If you have a PKI environment and want everything to be encapsulated by SSL, you can go ahead and check Require SSL communication to the WSUS server to ensure all traffic is encryptioned.
  9. Click Next > on the Proxy and Account Settings screen
    System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager - Add Site System Roles Wizard - System Role Selection - Proxy and Account Settings
  10. Click Next > on the Synchronization Source screen
    System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager - Add Site System Roles Wizard - System Role Selection - Synchronization Source
  11. Check Enable Synchronization on a schedule to set how often the check should run.  Click Next > on the Synchronization Schedule screen
    System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager - Add Site System Roles Wizard - System Role Selection - Synchronization Schedule

    1. Optionally, check Alert when synchronization fails on any site in the hierarchy to be notified if a synchronization with Microsoft fails.
  12. Click Next > on the Supersedence Rules screen
    System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager - Add Site System Roles Wizard - System Role Selection - Supersedence Rules
  13. If you will be deploying System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) (Microsoft’s Antivirus Solution), check Definition Updates for WSUS to download those. If you wish to have more frequent updates, check Critical Updates to have those pulled down from Microsoft as well.  Click Next >
    System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager - Add Site System Roles Wizard - System Role Selection - Classifications
  14. Expand All Products, Microsoft, on the Products page and check the products you wish to download updates for.  Click Next > once done.
    System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager - Add Site System Roles Wizard - System Role Selection - Products
  15. On the languages page, select which languages you want to sync and then click Next >
    System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager - Add Site System Roles Wizard - System Role Selection - Languages
  16. Click Next > on the Summary page if everything looks correct
    System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager - Add Site System Roles Wizard - Summary
  17. Click Close if the settings have successfully applied
    System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager - Add Site System Roles Wizard - Completion