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When you install WSUS, select the setting to Store updates locally.This setting causes WSUS to download the license terms that are associated with software updates.If you share the same database, it significantly mitigates, but doesn't completely eliminate, the client and the network performance impact that you might experience when clients switch to a new software update point.

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It downloads the terms during the synchronization process and stores them on the local hard drive for the WSUS server.

If you don't select this setting, client computers might fail compliance scans for software updates that have license terms.

You might have to pay a ransom for an encryption key to get it back.

Or, worse, you might pay a ransom and not get it back.

You’re probably no stranger to those little pop-up windows.