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What's New in Windows Server Update Services 3.0 API

Windows Server Update Services 3.0 (WSUS 3.0) enables information technology administrators to deploy the latest Microsoft product updates to computers running Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP with Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2, and Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 operating systems. By using WSUS, administrators can fully manage the distribution of updates that are released through Microsoft Update to computers in their network.

This release of the WSUS 3.0 API includes some new features.

WSUS 3.0 API Feature Highlights Description


Publish, approve, and deploy local packages

Ability to manage remote services

Provide remote administration of the WSUS server via the WSUS 3.0 API


Provide support for lightweight inventory functionality


Control the scope of cleanup through providing user selections of various cleanup options

Additions and Changes to API Types

The topic New and Changed Types in WSUS 3.0 API provides a listing of the additional, removed, or overloaded Types for WSUS 3.0.

Compatibility with the WSUS 2.0 API

The topic Compatibility with the WSUS 2.0 API discusses some limitations on using the WSUS 2.0 API to connect to WSUS 3.0 servers.

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