In this article, I’ll show you how I point my Windows Nano Server 2016 to a WSUS Server and download updates from WSUS and not from the Internet.
For other Windows Nano Server updates article visit:
- How To Update Windows Nano Server 2016 Manually
- New Windows Nano Server 2016 Updates Released (March – April 2017)
- Patch Nano Server 2016 Like A Pro With 3 Easy PowerShell Scripts
Using WSUS with Nano Server 2016 will allow me to control, Align and standardize all my Nano Servers update.
To get started, I have my WSUS Server details and I’ll use a registry editor from a management machine to add the WSUS entries to the Nano Server.
Next, I’ll Open the Registry editor from the management machine using Regedit and connect to the Nano Server, using Connect Network Registry from the File menu
Once connected, I’ll go to
Next, I’ll Create two string values with the WSUS Server details as seen below:
Below, Are my WSUS Server
Once added, I’ll wait a few hours until my Nano Server checks for new settings.
To check the Windows Update logs on my Nano Server, I open Event Viewer on my management machine, connect to the Nano Server and open the Update log under Microsoft -> WindowsUpdateClient