Requirements for installing WSUS Standalone mode.

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Standalone WSUS mode is only required when you are not using Configuration Manager for software updates and are only using WSUS. When enabled, published third-party updates will appear directly in the WSUS console.

Note: To publish updates with the customization options available in the Publisher, you will need the Enterprise Patch subscription level.

When installing the Publisher for WSUS Standalone, please ensure you meet the following requirements:


  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.2

  • Install the Publisher on WSUS server

  • Appropriate disk space depending on the number of products enabled

  • Supported Operating Systems

    • Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2022

    • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) installed and configured

The Patch My PC Publisher will require the user launching the Publisher tool to be a local Administrator on the server.


The Publisher is a lightweight Windows application with a GUI frontend and a Windows service backend. The hardware requirements can be found below.

  • CPU: 2 CPU or more

  • Memory: 8GB of RAM or more

  • Disk Space: 80GB of disk space or more

    • The amount of disk space required will depend on the number of selected products.

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