Install Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Admin Console Only on Windows 2008 R2
Recently I wanted to install the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3 SP2 administration console on a Windows 2008 R2 terminal server. The WSUS role is available for installation within the Server Manager, but when you proceed to add this role it does not give you the option in the GUI to install the administration console only. The same goes for the 64-bit version of the WSUS installation file that you can download separately from Microsoft.
In order to install the admin console only, download the x64 version of the WSUS install file located here:
Then open up a command prompt and navigate to the directory with the install file you downloaded and include the CONSOLE_INSTALL switch:
c:\temp> WSUS30-KB972455-x64 CONSOLE_INSTALL=1
It should now allow you to select the admin console only during the installation routine.