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Pop Quiz: Windows Server 2012 R2 WSUS Client-Side Targeting

Applies to the “Deploy, manage, and maintain servers” objective of Exam 70-411.

Q: A company's administrator needs to configure client-side targeting for new computers so that they add themselves to the correct computer group to receive WSUS updates.

Which of the following can be used to configure client-side targeting on new computers when adding them to WSUS computer groups? (Choose all that apply.)

  1. GPOs
  2. Registry entries
  3. AD CS
  4. AD FS


Answers are A and B. GPOs (Group Policy Objects) can be used for domain-joined computers and registry entries for non-domain joined computers, so that they add themselves to the correct WSUS computer groups to receive updates.

Quick Tip: Computer groups must be created using the WSUS console prior to configuring new computers using client-side targeting.

Reference: Managing Computer Groups

Bonus Question: Which role service must be installed in Windows Server 2012 R2 to configure file screening? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!)

Answer to bonus question from last week: WSUS in Windows Server 2012 uses network ports 8530 for HTTP and 8531 for HTTPS communication between WSUS servers.


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