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Windows Operating System Patching

Windows Server Upgrade Service (WSUS) works with the public Microsoft Update website to give administrators more control over the hot-fixes and updates released to the computers within an organization.

Configuring WSUS via Active Directory Group Policies

  1. Right-click on the Organizational Unit (OU) which contains the computers you wish to have the policy applied to
  2. Select Properties
  3. Select the Group Policy Tab
  4. Click the New button
  5. Type in a descriptive name for the policy then press enter
  6. With the new policy highlighted, click the edit button
  7. Expand Computer Configuration, right-click on Administrative Templates, and click Add/Remove Templates
  8. Download Group Policy ADM Files from Microsoft (xpadmsetup.msi)
  9. Under Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, expand Windows Components, and expand Windows Update
  10. Double-click on Configure Automatic Updates. Click the radio button to enable
  11. From the Configure Automatic Updating dropdown list, select "4-auto download and schedule the install"
  12. For Scheduled Install Day, select "0-every day"
  13. For Scheduled Install Time, select a time that will work for your agency
  14. Click OK
  15. Double-click on Specify Intranet Microsoft Update Service Location
  16. Click the radio button to enable
  17. Enter http://itdpatch1.itd.nd.gov for intranet update and intranet statistics
  18. Click OK
  19. Double-click on Reschedule Automatic Updates Scheduled Installations
  20. Click radio button to enable. Change Wait After System Startup to 1 minute
  21. Click OK
  22. Double-click Enable Client-side Targeting
  23. Click the radio button to enable
  24. Put in a group name for your agency. (For example: ITD Desktops)
  25. Click OK
  26. Close out of the group policy editor

Requesting Service

Use ITD's online Work Management System (WMS) to submit a service request.

Related Standards and Guidelines

Associated Rates

Title Current Rate Current One Time Fee

Network access charge is assessed for each state FTE for statewide area network access and other network services. 


Network access charge is assessed to each gigabit speed device connected to the statewide area network. 


All rates include 4.9% overhead charge.


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