Project Description
A tool to assist with managing a WSUS (Windows Server Update Services) server. Provides some functionality missing from the standard WSUS console such as checking computers in WSUS against Active Directory and batch management of Computer Groups.


  • Windows Server Updates Services 3.0 or later is required. This program has been tested against WSUS 3.0 SP2; it should work with earlier 3.0 versions.
  • You must either run this program on the WSUS server itself, or on a remote workstation with the WSUS Console (or WSUS RSAT component in Windows 8/Server 2012) installed.
  • .NET Framework 3.5 must be installed on the computer running WSUS Helper. This is supported on every platform currently supported for use with WSUS.

WSUS Helper incorporates elements from the Crystal Project, which is licensed under the LGPLv2.

WSUS Helper is developed in Visual Basic 2010 Express.

Works well with…
You might also find the following tools useful in conjunction with WSUS Helper (these tools are not developed by the author):

The Author

The Angry Technician is best known for his blog of the same name, which can be found at He sometimes also manages school IT networks in exchange for money, the way other people do real work for a living.

Last edited Sep 9, 2013 at 5:58 PM by AngryTechnician, version 9