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This article describes the Release-to-Web (RTW) version of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0. WSUS 3.0 upgrades the earlier version of this product. You can install the RTW version of WSUS 3.0 on the following operating systems:
WSUS 3.0 delivers new features that let administrators more easily deploy updates and manage updates across an organization. This update can upgrade computers that are running the following versions of WSUS to WSUS 3.0 RTW:
WSUS 3.0 Server software prerequisites
WSUS 3.0 Administration Console software prerequisites
Update informationThe following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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You can find the shortcut to start the WSUS 3.0 Administration Console in the Administrative Tools folder. In Windows XP with SP2 and in Windows Vista, the Administrative Tools folder is in Control Panel.
Important configuration issueIf you use a proxy server that requires authentication, you must overwrite the proxy server password in the WSUS Server Configuration Wizard. If you do not do this, the WSUS server may not synchronize updates. Because the configuration wizard starts automatically at the end of the Setup process, this problem can cause synchronization errors after you upgrade to WSUS 3.0. You can avoid this problem by canceling the Configuration Wizard after the upgrade or by reentering the correct proxy password when the wizard runs. To recover from this problem after it has occurred, follow these steps:
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