We've been using WSUS 3.0 to patch our servers for a while but are now
looking to do a full new installation for a 10,000 PC estate across 4 core
sites with remote workers, etc.
I've been looking for some help to a few questions we have regarding the
1. We propose 2 servers for each of the 4 sites (for redundancy) maybe using
Network Load Balancing. Would we need 4 SQL 2005 back-end clusters or do
they all communicate with the 1 SQL cluster? If we need 4 SQL clusters then
the licensing costs are going to be huge.
2. If we don't use SQL and end up using MSDE and go with 1 WSUS server per
site, what is the capacity of MSDE - will it handle up to 3000 clients per
3. We would be looking to put an additional server in our DMZ to service the
remote workers - does anyone have any experience of this and how well does it