Creating and configuring a WSUS update VM

  1. Under the server hypervisor, create and boot up a client. By providing an example, the client VM NameA (client VMs must be unique on the hypervisor).
  2. Add the client VM (NameA) to the domain and make any other settings specific to your environment.
  3. Install the Provisioning Services T arget Device software on the client VM (NameA).
  4. Build a vDisk image from the client VM (NameA), and when prompted, you must enter a target device name. In this example, the target device name is NameB.
  5. After successfully building the vDisk image, shut down the target device.
  6. Optional. If using Active Directory, enable Active Directory on the vDisk and then create a machine account for the target device (NameB) using the Provisioning Services Console.
  7. In the Console, set the target device to boot from the vDisk image in Private Image mode.
  8. Boot the target device, then complete the following:
  9. Verify that the Windows firewall setting is set to Off.

    • Run Gpedit.msc navigate to: Computer Configurations>Administrative templates > Windows Components>Windows Update>Specify the Intranet Microsoft update service location and set to Enabled.
    • Enter the name of the WSUS server (from step 1) under the Set the intranet update service for detecting updates and Set the intranet statistics server name http://WSUS-SERVER-NAME.
    • Install the Windows Update Agent specific to the platform from: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949104.
    • Restart the target device to configure the Windows Update Agent.
  10. Shut down the target device.
  11. On the hypervisor, create a diskless VM to serve as the Update VM (NameC), then set the Update VM to boot from the network (do not boot).
  12. From the WSUS server, approve the updates for your client VM.
  13. From the Console:

Creating and configuring a WSUS update VM