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WSUS Upstream server is not showing current downstream server status

I've upstream WSUS server running Windows Server 2008 R2 with WSUS 3.2.7600.262. The majority of downstream servers was running OS and WSUS with same versions. Now I migrated some downstream servers ...
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Windows Update on multiple servers

I have about 500+ servers( Win 2003, 2008, 2012). At the moment patches are set to available by SCCM. We need to login to the servers and download n Install the patches. Once it done we restart the ...
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Issue installing IE11

I've been using WSUS to roll out IE11, there's a few stranglers that IE11 will not install and I've started looking into. Here's what I've done. Confirmed all prerequisite updates have been done. ...
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Deny a specific update in wsus, using powershell and his knowledge base code

does anyone know if and how in powershell you can deny wsus updates searching for the knowledge base code? for example: Get-WsusUpdate -kb kb3035583 | Deny-WsusUpdate
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Configure Windows update (WSUS) clients to use client certificates

WSUS is set up to serve a few clients (Windows Server 2012 R2, 7 and 8, without an AD domain). A reverse proxy (nginx) provides TLS encryption between the clients and the server. This is working as ...
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Use remote storage for a subset of WSUS clients

I have a WSUS server configured to manage and serve updates from local storage for all clients. Is it possible to configure WSUS to still manage all updates, but force some clients to download the ...
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WSUS: determine if there are still updates pending on a server?

I was wondering if there's a way to monitor how much updates there are still pending on a server? Let me give some background; we have 2 application servers. One of them is the database server and ...
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WSUS clients failing to get updates with error 80072EE2

We recently implemented WSUS for our Windows workstations (about 90). Some of the clients seem to have no problem, while others keep returning the error "80072EE2" when attempting to manually check ...
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WSUS and pulled/re-released patch behaviour?

I'm a little unsure how WSUS behaves in this scenario. I'll use the latest KB3097877 issue as an example. We have a main WSUS server and a downstream server at a remote site. When I approve patches ...
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Windows Server notify when installing updates finished

The Windows Servers in our environment (2008 R2 and 2012 R2) install updates automatically once a month, but don't restart automatically (yet), because the WSUS server should be the last server to ...
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Approving updates for WSUS test group, then approving for all others

Setting up a new WSUS server for our environment here. Best practice seems to be to have a "test group" of machines that get updates approved for them first, then once there seem to be no issues, ...
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WSUS 3.0 SP2 Database is huge, can I “reset” it, or what else can I do?

A WSUS 3.0 SP2 Installation on a site I inherited has a huge database by now. This site used to have several generations/variations of client/server Windows installations, and several thousands of ...
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Using get-wsuscomputer with -ComputerUpdateStatus

I have WSUS installed on a Server 2012R2 box. I am trying to use the Get-WsusComputer powershell command to get a list of computers with pending or failed updates. The documentation for the command ...
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Unable to access WSUS interface

I recently move a WSUS 3 server from an inhouse domain to corporate. WSUS runs on Windows Server 2008 R2 server connects to separate SQL DB. Intially all was well, then received errors, clients ...
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Install downloaded WSUS updates via command line

I've looked at a few similar posts however I believe my issue to be different. I have just finished configuring a 2012 WSUS server whereby servers are configured to use client side targeting via ...
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WSUS to install previous months updates on nth day of each month plus snapshot

Would love to hear your suggestions to accomplish the following. I'm looking for a way for WSUS to automatically download the previous months Critical and Security updates on every 10th of the month. ...
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WSUS - Silverlight update not targeting machines with older than offered version

I am in charge of deploying patches to my client with approx 3600 workstations (servers excluded from that number) in their infrastructure. I do it through SCCM, where I have everyting setup - search ...
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Reject windows 10 free upgrade with Microsoft Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP2?

is it possible to reject windows 10 free upgrade with Microsoft Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP2 ? I would like to block every possible free upgrade in my network, and I need to prevent the ...
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in WSUS is there a way to set the DOWNLOAD AUTOMATICALLY at night but APPROVED MANUALLY in the morning what update to use/deploy to the clients?

right now when i approved updates in the morning the WSUS eats up the bandwidth of the internet which is affecting our business operations. is there a way to set the DOWNLOAD AUTOMATICALLY at night ...
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Local Group Policy not applied [closed]

My client cant isnt showing up in the WSUS server. Could anyone help me thru chat? I would appreciate it a lot. Thanks in advance
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WSUS 3.2 All the services goes Down after 10 minutes

I need a little help on a Replica server for WSUS 3.2 BUILD 3.2.7600.256 I start the server all services are green. The server is in condition. On the Event viewer : I have the warning ID 7032 ...
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Definition Update for MSE disappeared from WSUS

I don't know what happened, but all the system was working perfectly fine, and today I don't find any trace of MSE updates on WSUS (I'm sure that no more than 2-3 days before the updates for MSE were ...
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Server with GC, CA, WSUS replication passed tombstone period

To cut a long story short, we have inadvertently ended up with a Windows Server 2003 DC that has now passed the 60 day tombstone period for replication. As well as a DC it is also a Global Catalogue, ...
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Can I prevent release of a single patch to a downstream server in WSUS?

I am wondering if it was possible to limit patches shown in downstream servers in my WSUS hierarchy. I am aware that I can go and limit patches by classifications, but I was wondering if there was a ...
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Windows Update admin restriction settings lingering after GPO deleted.

A couple weeks ago I tried to implement WSUS in our environment, but wasn't really happy with the results. I ended up scrapping it and deleting the GPO that set the WSUS server and other update ...
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Once Roles and Features have been added using Powershell, how can they be configured?

When adding roles and features using the GUI, there are a few extra steps which let you do some extra configuration. For example, when installing WSUS there are a few steps labeled "Role Services" and ...
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WSUS Database using lots of memory, how to optimize

So I have installed a new instance of WSUS on a 2012R2 system. The WSUS server will be serving about 350 systems (servers+desktops+laptops) total. It is running in a Hyper-V VM, and I currently have ...
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How do I find what version of WSUS I have installed on Windows Server 2012?

I'm trying to automate WSUS with powershell, however to do this I need to know what version is installed. How do I find this information? The server is using Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. Thanks.
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Automating WSUS via PowerShell

I have written a script with the intention of quickly managing the WSUS process, and I have a few things I hard coded in, but would rather get with PowerShell. In particular, the 'Target' groups for ...
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Saving space - deleting WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download

Often times in our environment, C drives run into space issues and the C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download folder gets relatively large, upwards of 3.5Gb in size. Server 2008, R2 enterprise. ...
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Why is my WSUS Server itself appearing in “Unassigned Computers” within the WSUS Console, even though it is in an Active Directory OU?

I have my WSUS linked to Active Directory via group policy. My WSUS server is contained within my "Servers" OU on Active Directory. I have multiple servers in this OU. However once I look at the WSUS ...
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Windows 2012 R2 Very unexpected server restart after automatic updated

We have a Windows 2012 RS server running Hyper-V that last week at 02:07am decided to install lots of Windows Updates then restart! As a result the non-highly available Virtual Machines went offline ...
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Should clients be able to access ctldl.windowsupdate.com when using WSUS?

We changed some policies on our webfilter and now we see that some clients are trying to access ctldl.windowsupdate.com but are being blocked. Since we are using a WSUS server I was under the ...
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WSUS Export Error: The gzip stream cannot contain more than 4GB data

WSUS-SrvA is running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise and can sync updates. WSUS-SrvB is running Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and is on a detached network. When we run wsusutil.exe export ...
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WSUSContent massive despite WSUS reset, and minimal products selected

I've tried following guides found on google for what to do when WSUS content folder gets too big, but I am still stuck with a massive WSUS content folder (141gb) The last thing I tried was the reset ...
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WSUS Configuration

We currently have a WSUS server running in our primary office. Our branch offices currently connect to the primary over our WAN to download updates. This is obviously not ideal as each PC is ...
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SBS 2011 WSUS content

I have an SBS 2011 server, which is running as a VM on Hyper-V Server 2012 R2. As such, WSUS is up and running on it, which is fine. The issue is the WSUS content; the virtual server has two VHDX ...
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I deleted the WSUSService, how can I re-do this?

I acidentially typed in my cmd: sc delete WSUSService. And now my WSUS gives the error: One or more Updates Service components could not be contacted. Check your server status and ensure that Windows ...
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error code 0x80190194 in wsus windowsupdate.log [closed]

My client doenst show itself in the wsus service. how is this possible? I set everything correct following the microsoft guides. now i got the following warnings in my windowsupdate.log file: EDIT: I ...
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Failing to install updates from WSUS

I have a handful of clients that are failing to download a portion of the updates approved for them (NOTE: They are successfully installing other updates pushed out). I've tried a number of different ...
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WSUS downloading driver updates every night

I have a WSUS server running on Windows Server 2012. We use it because of limited bandwidth available here Every night at 3 AM it downloads 2+ GB of updates, even though a "synchronise now" event ...
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Patch Management — KPI Dasboard

Good day fellows, I'm looking to build a centralised dashboard to track the patch management KPI from our organisation, including workstations (Windows) & servers (Linux/Windows). Basically, ...
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Group policy for Windows Update Server

I'm trying to setup a WSUS, having everything on the server installed, updates downloaded and accepted, etc... ready to go Problem is, when I go into group policy and try to change the 2 relevant ...
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Can I change the update descriptions in WSUS?

On each Microsoft patch day, I have a pretty large amount of new updates I want to approve to my clients. But instead of 'Approve all updates and continue', I gather information on each update at its ...
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Why does some Windows Updates in wsus doenst contain a architecture?

I synced all security/critical updates on my wsus server and got a lot of updates which doenst contain any architecture. Is this because this update obtains for both architectures (64-bit AND 32-bit). ...
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WSUS ports for client computers

I need to setup a WSUS updates for client computers. I know that WSUS server uses port 8530 by default, and this port should be opened at WSUS server side , but which port should be opened at client ...
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Skype For Business WSUS Server 2012

Please forgive me if I don't provide all of the required info for anyone looking to help out, but I'm a junior sys admin just getting started with using and administering WSUS on Server 2012. ...
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SCCM 2012 Installation Error - Download() failed with 0x80072EE2

I have been looking into SCCM for sometime now for mass imaging and group policy/software updates and installation so I decided to set it up in a virtual environment and start using it. Everything has ...
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SCCM SUP cannot connect with WSUS Server - WSUS Server version 3.0 SP2 or above is not installed

On 6/1, one our Software Update Points lost the ability to connect to its WSUS Server: WSUS Control Manager failed to monitor WSUS Server "SCCM.ad.contoso.gov". Possible cause: WSUS Server version ...
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New WSUS Install- Initial Updates Approval Procedure

Our existing enterprise has about 200 PCs. We have had a SUS server up for a while, but I think the database is fubar. All of the machines show 99% installed however our Updates overview and Computers ...