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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 ...
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troubleshooting DOWNLOAD UPDATE IN SCCM

I have an Sccm2012r2 server with SUP role.I downloaded updates from Microsoft and I realized that server doesn't have enough disk space,So I Copied the downloaded Updates and then deleted the ...
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system center configuration manager SUP and DP in the same box

I 've got system center configuration manage installed and Software update point and distrbution point are in the same server . after getting Updates from Microsoft and deploying them I understood ...
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Should multiple Software Update Points in Configuration Manager 2012 R2 use a shared database and content directory?

Scenario: using System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2, I want to create two Software Update Points in the same site, and they should share the load and allow for failover. According to the ...
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new WSUS server and old computers

My company we changed domain so we disjoined all computers from the old domain and rejoined to the new domain. We setup a new WSUS server and it synchronized a lot of updates, now I am approving them ...
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Not all updates syncing between WSUS and SCCM 2012

I have a single server with both WSUS and SCCM 2012 R2 installed. I'm pretty sure everything is configured correctly. The only errors I'm seeing in the wsyncmgr.log file when I do a full ...
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WSUS: organize computers

in my 2012R2 domain I need to organize efficiently clients and servers in WSUS. Who setup the domain created one group for each location, and each one is divided into operating systems: Location 1 ...
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SCCM 2012 Software Update role - Can I still use WSUS?

I manage a network of about 1200 workstations and about 200 or so servers. We have migrated away from McAfee in favor of System Center Endpoint Protection for our corporate Anti-Malware solution. ...
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WSUS & GPOS - Force restart and disable choosing updates W12R2

My objective is that Windows Update runs everyday, install all available updates and (if necessary) automatically restarts the computer, giving the chance to the users to postpone it to maximum 4 ...
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What does a different revision number signify when comparing two WSUS' Metadata

I am trying to ensure that two WSUS databases are equal. As such I exported the metadata using %drive%\Program Files\Update Services\Tools\wsusutil export x.cab x.log I am now processing the log ...
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Windows Update not working on Windows 2012 R2 Standard

I recently inherited the management of a Windows 2012 server at a remote site. I checked Windows Update and it has not been updating since March. When I tell Windows to check for updates, it acts ...
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Configure not to require the Range Header?

I am trying to get my WSUS server to download patches through a proxy. The proxy screws up the http header. BITS requires the range header. Is there a way to get BITS not to require the range ...
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WSUS WARNING: CSerializationHelper:: InitSerialize failed : 0x80070002

have recently set up WSUS in a server 2008 R2 / Windows 8.1 environment. WSUS 3.0 SP2, everything appears to be working. GPO is working, client devices are reporting to WSUS server, but for some ...
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Can workstations from completely separate domain access a WSUS server?

I have the situation where there are many workstations in Domain A and a WSUS server in Domain A. The situation is that I want a few computers from Domain B to be able to pull updates from Domain A's ...
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WSUS Looping 2 updates on 2003 servers

Good afternoon, Hopefully I can articulate this so that people understand my problem. We have WSUS on windows server 2008. We have 8 Windows 2003 servers. There is an update ready to install ...
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WSUS and Pulled Patches

When Microsoft pulls bad patches, does WSUS automatically pull the patches as well or do we need to do it manually? If we have to do it manually, how do we keep on top of bad patches?
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WSUS not detecting clients

My WSUS server is not detecting my clients, i've deactivated the firewalls, and i've checked that the GPO is applied to the clients. When I do a "wuauclt /detectnow" on the clients this is what I get ...
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Declining superseded updates in WSUS

When you click on an update that has been superseded in WSUS, you get a warning that says you should verify the update is no longer needed before declining it. According to Microsoft, you're supposed ...