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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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WSUS Server 2012 R2 Deadline Reboot

We're looking to roll out WSUS in our organization to manage updates, but had a question surrounding applying a deadline to updates. The Windows Update settings we have set via GPO for automatic ...
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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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Windows Update Error 0x80244019

I'm having somewhat of a puzzling problem. I've got a handful of computers that are failing to install updates they're receiving from our WSUS server. The error code that is showing up on their ...
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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 ...
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WSUS - explanation for why some WSUS-based updates fail but no failures when using Microsofts update

The issue is a little hard to accurate articulate in the title. Background: I'm setting up a WSUS hierarchy for a client (but starting with one server first). There are thousands of updates to ...
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GPO limited by system version (Windows Server 2012)?

Windows Server 2012 I want to enable this local GPO: Where it says "Supported on: Windows 7 or computers with BITS 3.5 installed" got me confused, because Windows Server 2012 has BITS 7.6 ...
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WSUS - 2012 R2 Clients not reporting

We have a number of severs for different customers that are separated in to different computer groups, these machines are not on a domain although hook in to WSUS with a registry change. Some ...
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Can WSUS, which is integrated with SCCM, be used as an upstream server for the other replica WSUS server?

I have following situation: Production environment with SCCM and WSUS integrated so all software installs and patching is done via SCCM. Wsus server is windows 2012 and system center is 2012R2. Test ...
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Group policy infrastructure failed due to network access is denied

A number of my servers are not able to sync into our WSUS server. On digging, we noticed a number of group policies are not being applied. On running rsop.msc, I get the following error message: ...
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How can I assess the impact of WSUS updates before releasing them?

If I administrate an on-site WSUS instance, I am responsible for releasing updates to domain-joined PCs according to some policy guidelines. Is there some sort of metadata or technique I can use to ...
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Uninstall SCE2010 - keep WSUS Content and Approvals for later use

I am planning on uninstalling SCE 2010 from my server and then use WSUS 3.0 on it's own. How do I go about uninstalling SCE but keeping WSUS content and aprroved updates and then importing all of ...
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Is there a way to disable “check online for updates from windows update” in windows update settings?

I have configured WSUS server in order to preserve bandwith in the network wile keeping essential updates turned on using that WSUS. Intranet WSUS server pointing to client pc and other settings are ...
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WSUS Content folder not retaining updates

I have been scratching my head now for a while over this issue and anything I do will not solve the problem The Problem: WSUS' "WSUSContent" folder is self-deleting updates and reducing the ...
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How can I move computer groups in WSUS?

I have some computer groups in WSUS: All Computers Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group A And I want some of the groups to be a subgroup of a group. For example All Computers Group ...
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WSUS on split network

I am trying to find out if this scenario is possible, here is the situation: We have several remote sites that can have their own WSUS server and force the clients to connect via the subnet they are ...
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Windows Updates taking a long time to install

I manage a WSUS server for a large number of servers in a shared environment. Recently I noticed that despite the scheduled install time configured via the local gpo of many servers, they were not ...
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WSUS not downloading updates (timeout)

Windows Server 2012 Standard 64bit When I start the WSUS service, this error shows up in Event Viewer: The WSUS content directory is not accessible. System.Net.WebException: The remote server ...
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SCCM: Zoinks… Mystery Maintenance Windows

What am I trying to do? We have a few SCCM clients, mostly publicly facing websites running on Windows Server 2008 R2's IIS 7.5, that are monitored by a system called XYmon. We have recently noticed ...
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WSUS icon in start menu now only opens up to “Options” node

Perhaps I was stupid. In the WSUS console, I right clicked on "Options" and selected "New Window from Here". It didn't open the new window, it just removed everything but "Options". Not at all what ...
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How do I automatically approve important updates from WSUS?

I am working on improving my WSUS and was asked to figure out how to automatically approve updates that are "important." Right now, we automatically updates that are Critical Updates, Definition ...
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WDS and WSUS can not use SMB Shares

I have a WS2012R2 machine with several hard drive setup formatted as NTFS. When I create a share and map that share on a virtual machine where WDS and WSUS are running as drive, on service ...
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How can I tell whether an update was imported from the Microsoft Update Catalog?

There are two ways an update might have appeared on a WSUS server. The usual way is for it to have arrived during a synchronization, but it can also be imported from the Microsoft Update Catalog. ...
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Unable to install WSUS to windows 2012 r2 server

This is on a VM in Hyper-V running under the Failover Cluster Manager. The VM in question has all updates applied to it. It is not a new server as it is also my Anti-Virus Administration Server. I ...
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why did windows updates install at 2:30pm instead of the time configured in the registry

I have a server in a multi-tenant environment using a WSUS server outside of the domain that the server resides in. Here is the current configuration for the WSUS settings: ...
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WSUS clients can't find updates

I've installed WSUS on a Windows server 2012 R2 and configured the workstations and clients via Group Policy to install updates automatically from WSUS. The servers are detected by WSUS and report to ...
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Workaround for running McAfee ePO and WSUS on Same Server

I've come across a predicament recently where when WSUS requires IIS and MS Web Publishing Service. At the same time my anti-virus McAfee ePO requires Apache and some other web services to run in ...
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SBS 2011: Disabling WSUS

I have a client with an SBS 2011 server that hosts their email, company data, and hosts a few other business services. The system has plenty of RAM; however their issue is HDD access time. The wait ...
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WSUS “Feature pack” and “Update rollback” exist for one KB, any difference

all I found in WSUS, there are two updates as per below for KB2977218(Silverlight5.1.30514.0). I found WSUS description in below but can not catch if there is any difference in module. ...
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SCCM 2012 R2 Software Updates are delayed

I want to deploy Updates to my clients through SCCM 2012 R2. Every thing is nice but the problem is that when a new computer is joined to my network SCCM will discovery it and install the agent ...
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Getting PCs to report to WSUS

We have Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) set up in our domain environment. It is configured and working correctly. We run into an issue every once in a where Windows Update will lose/forget the ...
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WSUS connection error

Server 2008 R2 WSUS 3.2.7600.226 Every min or so, sometimes less, sometimes more I get a connection error and have to reset server node. The WSUS administration console was unable to connect to the ...
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Does windows update show updates installed if the updates were installed manually?

I am investigating a new system in our environment. When I got to Windows Update it displays that there never has been any updates. This machine is connected to a WSUS Server. I know that the ...
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Importing old content to WSUS

A server which had WSUS running on it wouldn't boot and all attempts at a repair failed so I decided to rebuild. Before I formatted it I backed up some key files using a Live CD. One of the things I ...
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BITS policies to limit bandwitdth usage is not taking effect

We have a fleet of roughly 1300 Windows 7 SP1 clients who use a centralized WSUS server to download updates from. We've implemented the following BITS policy to limit the bandwidth during working ...
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WSUS configuration for Windows 8.1 clients

I have set up WSUS 2.0 (on 2008 R2). All client side machines are running Windows 8.1. At the request of the users, i have been running with the below GP configuration so WSUS is less intrusive, and ...
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Should I use the WSUS “deadline” feature on production servers?

I use WSUS to patch a number of Windows Server 2008 R2 x64. It usually works great, until today. Last week Microsoft shipped a critical patch KB2992611 to fix critical problems in the crypto ...
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WSUS - Cannot have two servers clients in the same time

I'm running a WSUS within 2012 R2. I have two server, let's say Server1 and Server2. Both GPO are configured to use my WSUS server. When I connect to WSUS server and launch the Update Services MMC, ...
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Prevent user from hiding windows updates

Is there an option in GPO or registry to prevent users from hiding windows updates?
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Approvals Inheritance for WSUS on windows server 2012 R2

I'm running WSUS on Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition build 9600. I have some troubles understanding how approvals inheritance works. According to Microsoft Documentation when we approve ...
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WSUS console : Unable to connect to server from wsus console

I am facing this issue from the last 1 month. The problem is when I try to open the WSUS from Administrative tools, I am able to open it but the left console tree only shows update services. When I ...
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What is the difference between Approve or Approve for Optional Install In WSUS

I have been diving into Powershell for methods to deal with my WSUS better. I have noticed that an update gives the option of Approve or ApproveForOptionalInstall. Whilte I can find many articles ...