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Want to install WSUS 3 with SP1 on Windows Server 2008?

Yesterday I wanted to prepare a WSUS Server (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/wsus/default.aspx) for my virtual machines.
Naturally I wanted to use Windows Server 2008 as operating system. But what do do you have to install to support WSUS 3?

Here is what I found on the net:

Add the IIS Server Role with the Server Manager (always accept the required features):

Add these Role features:

After IIS 7 is installed, you can install WSUS as usual.


Install IIS 7 with the server manager and this role features:
- Common HTTP Features
- ASP.NET, ISAPI Extensions, ISAPI Filters
- Windows Authentication
- IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility

Some documentations state that the applicationhost.config XML file should be changed, but it does not make any difference in my WSUS installation.