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Microsoft has released an update for Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) in Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate. This update strengthens the WSUS communication channels. This includes trusting only files that are issued by the Microsoft Update certification authority.

Note In Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate, the Windows Server Update Services is a built-in server role.

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How to obtain this update

Install this update from Windows Update. To do this in Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate, follow these steps:

  1. In Control Panel, open Windows Update by swiping in from the right side edge of the screen.

  2. Tap Search. Or, if you use a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, and then click Search.

  3. Tap Settings. Or, if you use a mouse, click Settings.

  4. In the search box, type Windows Update.

  5. Tap or click Install important updates.


You must have Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate with the Window Server Update Services (WSUS) server role installed to apply this update.

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.


For more information about the Windows Server Update Services server role in Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate, visit the following Microsoft TechNet website:

Windows Server Update Services OverviewFor more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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