FREE TRIAL Download Extend Microsoft SCCM to manage 3rd party patches WSUS (3.0) used to be called WUS (2.0).
It seemed that whoever trawled the world's languages checking an acronym is not rude, missed Welsh.
If the user has local administration rights on the computer they can postpone the install or the restart.
It is suggested to approve updates outside of core business hours and ask clients to leave their computers on and ‘at the log on prompt’ to minimise interruptions.
When you have downloaded and checked the updates, you can select patches or hotfixes that are needed and then 'Approve' the update.
After that Group Policy takes over and distributes the approved updates to the clients.
What WSUS does is work with Intellimirror and Group Policy to support XP clients.They will appear under their own group as specified in step 3.After an update is approved for the workstation group the computer will restart automatically if there are no users logged onto the computer, if there is a user logged onto the computer they will be nagged before an eventual compulsory restart.The point is that because WSUS does not do this for non-Microsoft software updates, you need a good add-on to take care of this task.With the Patch Manager you can even create your own packages to apply to your servers or clients.The principle behind WSUS is that your Windows Server contacts Microsoft's master update service on the internet and copies down all the patches, security updates and hotfixes locally.