Updating windows xp home to professional
If your SUS server machines is running additional services or the available network capacity is less than the server network card capacity, you will need to adjust this guidance to reflect your situation.There are essentially three options, depending on the number of Windows XP systems to be updated using your SUS server (if you have one or a few SUS servers) and the topology of your SUS implementation (if you have many SUS servers): For the first (no action necessary) option, it is recommended that the SUS administrator monitor the server load when the update is first approved and for the first hour of the work day or first work shift after the Windows XP SP2 update has been approved.This technique relies on the SUS administrator to approve and then un-approve the Windows XP SP2 update on the SUS server on a daily basis, until the number of Windows XP systems that have not received the SP2 update is less than 2000.Because the update is only approved for a limited time each day, only a subset of the SUS clients contacting the server on a given day will see the update marked as ‘approved’ and will attempt to download the update.
But even if you know the version of WUA is out of date, you can't use the WUA API to force a self-update.The limited-time approval technique works by limiting the number of SUS clients that see the Windows XP SP2 update on the list of approved updates when they contact the SUS server on any given day while this technique is in use, thereby controlling the number of clients that are serviced per day and limiting the server load and additional network overhead (retry attempts, etc.).The third set of options works by limiting the bandwidth used by the SUS implementation, thereby controlling the load on the server and the network.By Andy Rathbone Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 can be a chore.Windows 7 will not automatically upgrade from XP, which means that you have to uninstall Windows XP before you can install Windows 7. Moving to Windows 7 from Windows XP is a one-way street — you can’t return to your old version of Windows.