Licensing Explained

What is the Minimum Required Licenses?

The minimum required license is 1 ‘Single or Upstream‘ license. WSUS Automated Maintenance © must be used on ALL WSUS Servers including Online/Offline/Disconnected Upstream Servers, Downstream Servers (Replica Servers or Autonomous Servers), and Stand Alone WSUS Servers. Failure to do so will cause database and file structure inconsistency between Upstream and Downstream servers. Even if you fail to run WSUS Automated Maintenance on the upstream server, you must purchase the license for it to be compliant.