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WSUS Required for Agent Installation?

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WSUS Required for Agent Installation?

Can someone please explain why WSUS is required for installing the agent.  Ive isntalled the Agent Several times on a Windows 2003 target server and did not see WSUS services runnor or started as it mentioned it will do in the documentation for HP SA 7.83


Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: WSUS Required for Agent Installation?

The agent requires the Automatic Updates service to be present, which in turn is installed by the Windows Update Agent (WUA) when deployed. The WUA is necessary to properly handle the patching of the Windows OS.

This should not be confused with the WSUS Client service, which is part of an alternative Windows patch management framework.


I hope this answered your question.