I have client-side targeting setup to handle some remote workstations on our network. They VPN in from time to time -- so they can hit the internal WSUS server when they are connected.

I essentially want to set their Windows Update configuration via GPO to use internal WSUS, but to download the updates from the internet (Microsoft). I'm assuming this is a very standard configuration, but my clients are still trying to download from the WSUS server. Can I control this?

  1. Open WSUS Administration
  2. Click Options
  3. Click Update Files
  4. Select Do not store updates locally; computers install updates from Microsoft Update


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  • Thanks, I found the Microsoft page with the answer to the OP's request and updated my answer. – user5870571 Jul 1 '16 at 0:26
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    Wow, that was an edit worth a +1. :) – jscott Jul 1 '16 at 0:26

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