Microsoft WSUS No Internet Connectivity04 Apr 2014
On our team4tech.org project in rural Tanzania we are planning to use Windows 7 and 8 devices running MS Office. While we plan to include all current patches within the image we’re deploying these we discussed ongoing supportability and patching. The challenge being that there is no internet connection within each school.
A possible solution to this would be to have have a computer will internet connectivity running the Windows Server Update Services. This would be configured to auto approve all critical and security updates for all versions of Windows and Office which are deployed. From this seed point we can then export the Update metadata using the command syntax like.
We can then export the Approval metadata using the command syntax like.
As well as the cab and xml exports, we must also copy the patch data out
To import to the offline WSUS server within school is pretty much same as export in reverse, so copy files back
Import Approval Metadata
Import Update Metadata
Your local offline WSUS server should now issue patches to clients. So you just need to ensure that all client devices point to the correct local URL as opposed to the update.microsoft.com default URL.