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wsus-server (11) Versions 1.0.4

Installs wsus server

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Wsus-server Cookbook

Installs WSUS (Windows Server Update Services) and configure approved updates.

Requirements

This cookbook requires Chef 11.12.0+ because it leverages the guard_interpreter feature for powershell scripts.

Platforms

  • Windows Server 2008 (R1, R2)
  • Windows Server 2012 (R1, R2)

Cookbooks

The following cookbooks are required as noted:

  • windows (wsus-server::install leverages windows_package and windows_feature LWRPs)

Usage

Place an explicit dependency on this cookbook (using depends in the cookbook's metadata.rb) from any cookbook where you would like to use the Wsus-Server-specific resources/providers that ship with this cookbook.

depends 'wsus-server'

Then include the recipes you want, or use one the LWRP provided.

Providers & Resources

wsus_server_configuration

Resource provider for configuring WSUS server global settings, for example specify a proxy server if necessary, the update languages to download, and whether the updates are stored locally. This is a mapping of the IUpdateServerConfiguration interface.

Attributes

Attribute Description Type
name Name of the resource String
endpoint Url of the server to configure String, URI
master_server Url of the upstream server String, URI
proxy_password Password to access the proxy server String
properties Hash to configure all IUpdateServerConfiguration writeable properties Hash
update_languages Update languages to download Array

wsus_server_notification

Resource provider for configuring WSUS notifications and e-mail settings, such as user account and e-mail server. This is a mapping of the IEmailNotificationConfiguration interface.

Attributes

Attribute Description Type
name Name of the resource String
endpoint Url of the server to configure String, URI
enable_sync_notification Whether update alerts should be sent TrueClass, FalseClass
enable_smtp_authentication Whether the SMTP server requires authentication TrueClass, FalseClass
enable_status_notification Whether new update status summaries are to be sent TrueClass, FalseClass
language Language used in the e-mail String
properties Hash to configure all IEmailNotificationConfiguration writeable properties Hash
sender_address E-mail address of the sender String
sender_name Display name of the e-mail sender String
smtp_host Password of the e-mail sender String
smtp_password Name of the SMTP server String
smtp_port SMTP port number FixNum
smtp_user Username of the e-mail sender String
status_notification_frequency Frequency with which e-mail notifications should be sent String
status_notification_time Time of the day e-mail notifications should be sent String

wsus_server_subscription

Resource provider for configuring WSUS synchronization settings. This is a mapping of the ISubscription interface.

Attributes

Attribute Description Type
name Name of the resource String
endpoint Url of the server to configure String, URI
automatic_synchronization Whether to automatically synchronizes updates TrueClass, FalseClass
categories Categories of updates that WSUS synchronizes Array
classifications Classifications of updates that WSUS synchronizes Array
properties Hash to configure all ISubscription writeable properties Hash
synchronization_per_day Number of server-to-server synchronizations a day FixNum
synchronization_time Time of day to automatically synchronize updates String
synchronize_categories Whether to only synchronize categories not updates TrueClass, FalseClass

Recipes

All recipes described below are configurable via attributes, as described in the previous section.

wsus-server::configure

This is the main recipe to configure WSUS servers. It configures the service itself - upstream server, listening port, etc. - but also subscriptions and notifications

Attributes

The following attributes are used to configure the wsus-server::configure recipe.

WSUS global settings

Accessible via node['wsus_server']['configuration'].

Attribute Description Type Default
proxy_password Password to use when accessing the proxy server String nil
update_languages Enables update for the specified list of languages Array ['en']
master_server Defines the upstream server and set the current server as its replica String, URI nil
properties Hash to configure all IUpdateServerConfiguration writeable properties Hash { 'TargetingMode' => 'Client' }

WSUS notification settings

Accessible via node['wsus_server']['notification'].

Attribute Description Type Default
enable_sync_notification Whether new update alerts should be sent TrueClass, FalseClass false
enable_smtp_authentication Whether the SMTP server requires authentication TrueClass, FalseClass false
enable_status_notification Whether the new update status summaries should be send TrueClass, FalseClass false
language Language used to send notification e-mails String en
properties Hash to configure all ISubscription writeable properties Hash {}
sender_address E-mail address of the notification sender String nil
sender_name Display name of the notification sender String nil
smtp_host Hostname of the SMTP server used by notifications String nil
smtp_password Time of day when WSUS synchronize updates and categories String nil
smtp_port port of the SMTP server used for notifications FixNum 25
smtp_user Username of the notification sender String nil
status_notification_frequency E-mail notification frequency (Daily or Weekly) String Daily
status_notification_time Time of the day e-mail notifications should be sent String 00:00:00

WSUS synchronization settings

Accessible via node['wsus_server']['subscription'].

Attribute Description Type Default
automatic_synchronization Controls automatic updates synchronization TrueClass, FalseClass true
categories List of update categories to synchronize (ID or Title) Array []
classifications List of update classifications to synchronize (ID or Title) Array []
properties Hash to configure all ISubscription writeable properties Hash {}
synchronization_per_day Number of server-to-server synchronizations a day FixNum 12
synchronization_time Time of day when WSUS synchronize updates and categories String 00:00:00
synchronization_categories Synchronizes category before configuring other settings TrueClass, FalseClass true

wsus-server::default

Convenience recipe that installs and configures latest WSUS then synchronizes updates. It basicly includes wsus-server::install and wsus-server::synchronize

wsus-server::freeze

Convenience recipe that tries to create a new Computer target group then approves all available updates for this specific group.

Attributes

Accessible via node['wsus_server']['freeze'].

Attribute Description Type Default
name Name of the frozen update list (computer group) to create String nil

wsus-server::install

This recipe can be included in a node's run_list to installs the latest available Windows Server Update Services. On Windows Server 2008 and 2008R2 it leverages the windows_package LWRP to installs WSUS 3.0 SP2 On Windows Server 2012 and 2012R2 it leverages the windows_feature LWRP to enable WSUS 4.0.

In order to setup WSUS services properly it also enables some IIS components.

Attributes

Accessible via node['wsus_server']['setup']

Attribute Description Type Default
content_dir Directory to store localy WSUS content String nil
sqlinstance_name Local or remote SQL instance for WSUS configuration String nil

More Setup attributes for Windows Server 2008R2 and earlier

Accessible via node['wsus_server']['setup']

Attribute Description Type Default
enable_inventory Enables the inventory feature TrueClass, FalseClass false
frontend_setup Whether WSUS should be setup as an additional frontend server TrueClass, FalseClass false
join_improvement_program Joins the Microsoft Update Improvement Program TrueClass, FalseClass false
use_default_website Whether WSUS should be set as default website - port 80 instead of 8530 TrueClass, FalseClass false
wyukon_data_dir Path to windows internal database data directory String nil

Package attributes for Windows Server 2008R2 and earlier

Accessible via node['wsus_server']['package']

Attribute Description Type Default
name Name of the windows package String Microsoft Server Update Services 3.0 SP2
source Source of the windows package String depends of the architecture
checksum Checksum of the windows package String depends of the architecture
options Options to use when installing the windows package String /q

wsus-server::report_viewer

Install reporting viewer 2008 SP1 to enable wsus reports.

Attributes

Accessible via node['wsus_server']['report_viewer'].

Attribute Description Type Default
name Name of the windows package String Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2008 SP1
source Source of the windows package String http://download.microsoft.com/.../ReportViewer.exe
checksum Checksum of the windows package String 1a0e41b1d82125ae214d3...f287290874ca2874b78f86a9
options Options to use when installing the windows package String /q

wsus-server::synchronize

This recipe performs a synchronous update of the update catalog, according to the configured subscriptions.

Attributes

Accessible via node['wsus_server']['synchronize'].

Attribute Description Type Default
timeout Synchronization timeout in minutes<br/>(zero or negative value for asynchronous synchronization) FixNum 60

Contributing

  1. Fork the repository on Github
  2. Create a named feature branch (like add_component_x)
  3. Write your change
  4. Write tests for your change (if applicable)
  5. Run the tests, ensuring they all pass
  6. Submit a Pull Request using Github

License and Authors

Authors: Baptiste Courtois (b.courtois@criteo.com)

Copyright 2014, Criteo.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at

    http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
limitations under the License.

Dependent cookbooks

windows >= 0.0.0

Contingent cookbooks

There are no cookbooks that are contingent upon this one.

Wsus-server CHANGELOG

This file is used to list changes made in each version of the wsus-server cookbook.

1.0.4 (2015-11-24)

  • PR 9 - Fix Windows feature activation using powershell provider - Thanks @Vladyslav-M

1.0.3 (2015-11-16)

  • Fix option SQL_INSTANCE_NAME for windows 2012R2 - Thanks @jmunnik

1.0.2 (2014-04-30)

  • PR 6 - Fix bugs in freeze recipe

1.0.1 (2014-02-26)

  • PR 5 - Fix property hash initialization

1.0.0 (2014-02-24)

  • Supports Windows Server 2012 properly
  • Fix powershell execution on x64 node
  • Remove dependency on iis and powershell cookbooks
  • Depends on Chef 11.12.0+
  • Add Chefspec tests and proper documentation

0.1.0 (2014-08-27)

  • Initial release of wsus-server
  • Server recipes do nothing on non-windows platform
  • Add recipe to install Microsoft Report Viewer Redistributable 2008 SP1 (WSUS prerequist)
  • Add server recipe that install WSUS 3.0 SP2
  • Add new recipe server_configuration to configure WSUS and its notification and subscription settings.
  • Add new LWRP wsus_server to configure WSUS main settings.
  • Add new LWRP wsus_subscription to configure WSUS update subscription.
  • Add new LWRP wsus_notification to configure WSUS e-mail notification.

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