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WSUS on 2012R2 HUGE amount of files

I am setting up a new WSUS server on Server 2012 R2. I have the settings down to English and only the systems we have, as well as Language Packs for those turned off Drivers are also turned off. When ...
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WSUS clients on remote site do not see any update

I've got a WSUS 3SP2 with all patchs on Windows 2008 R2. It updates all servers. all works but servers 2012R2 on a remote site. All others Win2012R2 on other sites works. In the site which have ...
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SCCM / ConfigMgr 2012 - Distribution Server to get MS Updates direct from Microsoft

I apologize if this has been answered somewhere I have searched and found related info but not a clear answer. I am working on a deployment of SCCM 2012 and this is going to be used strictly for ...
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Fix WSUS related DB bloating, Uninstall & Install issues on SBS Server 2008?

Environment: SBS Server 2008 DC/ Domain Server: Windows Server 2008 FE Microsoft Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP1 - MMC SUSDB.MDF started at 14.x GB and when trying to use the Updates ...
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how to get Size of an update in WSUS server? [duplicate]

w to get Size of an update in WSUS server ? ...
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Uninstalling Windows Server Update Services causes IIS 8 to fail

I installed Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard box which was also running IIS 8. I no longer required WSUS on the server and uninstalled it using the roles and ...
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2008 R2 Standard WSUS Updates View all

I was getting an issue with WSUS on my original install of Server 2008 R2 Standard. The WSUS would work perfectly fine for providing updates to computers, but I couldn't view a list of the updates; ...
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Windows 10 Update Failing On Previous WSUS Client

I previously had client computers (Windows 7) configured for using WSUS. When we went to take the Windows 10 upgrades, we were told that Windows Server Update Service is incompatible with Windows 10 ...
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Users are seeing Windows Update notification on Terminal Servers. How to stop it?

We have a 6-server TS farm running Server 2008 R2 and using a WSUS server to do updates. Group Policy for the farm has updates configured to automatically download and install as soon as they're ...
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WSUS Client failing to restart automatically w/Failed to delete OSUpgradePendingReboot error

I have a handful of WSUS clients (2008 r2 and 2012 r2) which occasionally fail to reboot after installing updates via WSUS. The event log will indicate that all updates have been installed but the ...
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WSUS Sync Failure in the middle of synchronization

The WSUS sync with upstream server starts fine and all of a sudden fails in the middle of synchronization: Sync failed: IOException: Unable to read data from the transport connection: An existing ...
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How to remove updates not in WSUS

Good morning everyone. I have a weird issue here. I am new to the IT Admin role but every computer we have purchased new since I started is getting the windows 10 notification pop up. I run windows ...
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WSUS API get update needed count

When looking at the WSUS 3.0 API, there is no way I can find if a given update is needed or not. The UpdateInstallationState enum has a NotApplicable value with the following description: "The update ...
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Export Specific updates from WSUS

My team manages multiple environments that are offline. We currently export our WSUS updates from a server that is used by multiple groups and therefore has a lot more updates than what we need or ...
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Report on Actual WSUS Deployment

I note from this Technet article that the term "Installed" means, as you would think, that the update installed successfully. However, the term "Installed/Not Applicable" just means, in fact, not ...
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How to recover deleted WSUS Administration from IIS 8.5

The default WSUS Administration somehow got deleted from IIS Sites by doing-> Right Click -> "remove" under - Sites I now need to recover the site, preferably without configuring WSUS from scratch. ...
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Random clients crash minutes after logon after updating .Net Framework 4.5.2 and 4.6.1

We have a small percentage of our clients halting minutes after logon, crashing the profile service and ngen native compilation on the way down. Based on the first event logs we came up with a ...
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Disable or Uninstall Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Server KB890830 Automatic Maintenance

We have a script that declines KB890830 updates for our on-premise Windows Update Server, but we recently found someone approved one of the monthly updates before the script could run and the ...
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How can I WSUS and AV update and manage compliance reporting on air-gapped Windows boxen?

A.k.a "WSUS via Sneakernet?" (Similar question asked in 2013 here, but some key differences and no strong answers to that one.) Most of my environment consists of AD-joined Windows 7 workstations; ...
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Client applied to group policy object but cant find in WSUS

My client is subscribed to my group policy, But I cant find the computer in my WSUS when I look under All Computers. When I typed the command gpresult /r on my client it shows: computer settings ...
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Install WSUS with remote SQL on port different to default

How do I specify the connection parameter to a remote MSSQL Server during WSUS setup that's default instance is not running on the default port?
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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 ...