SUSS (Software Update Services Standalone Tool) is a command-line utility to control and manage your windows clients in your patch management architecture. SUSS gives administrators excellent control on the update status of their windows clients in the enterprise. Administrators can use SUSS to configure, troubleshoot, check, report and force your windows update clients from a central location !
The new WU client that ships with Windows XP service pack 2 does not allow you to connect to your local intranet SUS server for updates anymore, but instead uses the live internet WUS server with its delta updates. SUSS 1.004 actually detects the version of Windows Update client and if the version is newer than the old client, it forces the WU client into a legacy mode and thus allows the client to still connect to a company抯 existing SUS server.
SUSS 1.004 - released in December 2004, contain the new -DU switch, which allows SUS administrators to undo any declined updates on remote machines. All switches of SUSS 1.004 now accepts an input hosts file and an optional output report file.