About this service

Description This service is provided by the Technology Services Endpoint Services team. Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) is Microsoft's solution for automatically applying system and application patches to Windows systems. Technology Services hosts a central WSUS service and has partnered with a number of colleges to support secondary WSUS servers as well.  The WSUS service enables seamless software updates with little to no user intervention, keeping machines up-to-date with current standards.
Other names Windows Server Update Services, Windows System Update Service, Software Update Services, SUS
Documentation links University of Illinois Knowledge Base
Features and tools
  • Client configuration via service-provided GPOs
  • Option to configure autonomous downstream server

Getting and using this service

Who can use the service Faculty/Staff
How to get the service
IT Pros should fill out the form at:
WSUS is managed through Active Directory Group Policy. Clients will need to be on-campus, or use the VPN, in order to receive GPO policies; however, they do not subsequently require use of the VPN to access the WSUS service while off-campus.
Cost No charge
Usage constraints None listed

Support and Hours

How to get help Complete the form at
Training and consulting opportunities None listed
Maintenance hours Tuesday - Thursday from 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Lifecycle stage Production
Provided by Technology Services
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Service ID: 152
Wed 11/18/20 8:53 AM
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