Microsoft Windows Server Update Services

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GPO with Auto Updates Disabled Updates only from WSUS

I currently have an environment with Windows 7 and a GPO in place where automatic updates are completely disabled and can't be installed. I would like to have it set where the updates are only ...
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Windows Update logs stored in user profiles on TS?

We've got a Windows Server 2008 playing Terminal Server. Recently we noticed the diskspace rapidly decreasing. The reason seems to be that there is a WindowsUpdate.log file in the ...
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Why does one WSUS downstream fail replication but others don't?

I've recently added multiple downstream servers to a WSUS environment for a client. All the servers are running WSUS version 3 SP2 (3.2.7600.226). All of them seem to be working well, with one ...
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How to join win 8.1 to WSUS server 2012

i have a wsus server on win server 2012 and over 30 win 8.1 clients.i need to know how to configure clients to get updates from local server.anyone can help? note: all my network are in local domain ...
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Is is possible to use WSUS to update sufrace pro devices from sbs2011

We have surface pros in SBS2011 environment is it possible to use wsus in sbs2011 to manage update for surface pro devices? additional notes: so far surface pro devices shows up in sbs server console, ...
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Client hits 80072EE2 error while downloading update from WSUS server

So, the WSUS server is configured to download latest updates from Microsoft and then the other servers would download the update from the WSUS server. There's no issue for the WSUS server to download ...
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Error Generating WSUS report

I'm trying to generate "Computer Detailed Status" report using WSUS 3.2.7600.226 and get the following error below: --------------------------- Error Generating Report --------------------------- An ...
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Error after moving WSUS DB from one server to another

I have a WSUS 3.2 Installed on a Windows Server 2003 R2. SQL Server 2005. I want to move the WSUS DB from this server, to our new SQL Server 2008 R2 on a new Windows Server 2008 R2 Machine. After ...
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WSUS Server shows - Not Yet Reported

Server OS - Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Client OS - Windows 7 WSUS Server Version - 3.2.7600.226 Around 4 days has been passed, still Windows Client is showing Last Status Report as 'Not Yet ...
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Windows Update Client from WSUS Server - Manually

Is there any fast way to Windows update client from WSUS Server? OS - Windows Server 2008 R2 Client - Windows XP & Windows 7 WSUS Server version 3.2.7600.226
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Windows Client not getting updated from WSUS Server

Please see PrintScreen1.png As per Above Print-screen Computer qnit086v2 has 96% installed updates. PrintScreen2.png As per Above Print-screen '242 updates has not been installed'. If i click on ...
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Cannot access WSUS AutoUpdate Results registry key of CERTAIN x64 OS

I have been testing a Powershell script to monitor the last install datetime of downloaded patches from WSUS on all my machines in the domain. I found the path from ...
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How to decline all .net updates in WSUS automatically?

We have a massive problem with .net updates in our machines (in winxp), caused by kaspersky antivirus. If karspersky is running, .net updates fails to install and breaks something, and some programs ...
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WSUS 3.0 updates not populating

I set up a new Windows Server 2008 R2 machine with the intention of downloading and exporting WSUS data and metadata. I did an initial pull of updates for core operating systems like Win7, WinXP, etc. ...
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what is the best way to keep updated more than 75 windows servers?

After virtualising our server infraestructure, in the last two years the number of windows servers has grown from aprox. 20 to 75, mainly by migrating every service of our corporation to his own vm, ...
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WSUS Public or Domain Certificate

After having followed this guide, it is unclear when one would use a public certificate versus a domain certificate for WSUS. What are the advantages and disadvantages of one way versus the other? ...
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Configuring WSUS server to use NIC#1 (LAN#1) to push, NIC#2 (LAN#2) to sync

Oh boy... This should be easy, but my head is swimming. I work in two domain environments. My primary domain (LAN1) is completely offline, but has regular domain services (DC, DHCP, router (legacy, ...
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Alternative for Windows Server Update Services Without Local 2008 Server

We have about 30 (and growing) remote sites, all with about 5-6 windows based pc's at them. The offices at the moment have local 2008 servers, but due to the cost of licences we are looking to get rid ...
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How do I determine what database WSUS on my Windows Server 2012 is using?

I installed WSUS on a fresh installation of Windows Server 2012 (I assume this is WSUS 4 as it is bundled with Server 2012 with no option to download it anywhere online) I did not install any ...
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Is WSUS 3 .xls export broken?

Trying to get an update analysis report done and the canned reports in WSUS isn't cutting it. When you view a report, you have 2 export options; Excel and PDF. Excel is preferable because I can ...
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Server 2012 WSUS Permissions Incorrect Error

I keep getting this error: The permissions on directory E:\WSUS\WsusContent are incorrect. and another event: The WSUS content directory is not accessible. ...
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Is there a way to see the update deadline time in WSUS?

Is there a way to see the update deadline times for updates in WSUS? In the Updates view I can only see if an update has a deadline or not, not the actual time. This is the deadline time you can set ...
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Problems with SUP on SCCM 2012 SP1

I have recently starting testing the SUP capability of SCCM 2012. I have followed the guides to set up the Server and all seems to be working fine. Updates are being downloaded and showing on the ...
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WSUS client detecting 0 updates

I have recently set up two new servers on our domain, labelled CADCS001 and CADCS001. These servers are intended to be almost identical aside from the hostname and have been set up to be as similar ...
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How to connect domain clients to workgroup WSUS server

We have a small domain that sits on the same net as a single workgroup host with WSUS server. Is it possible to get the clients to connect to the workgroup host WSUS server? The WSUS has IIS7 and is ...
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Run WSUS in an isolated server

We have a test/integration environment (rig) running Windows HyperV with server VMs inside it. I'd like to manage patches in the rig (the hyper V hosts and the VMs inside, which are all on their own ...
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Unexpected Windows 2008R2 server reboots

A Windows 2008 R2 machine reboots automatically every now and then, typically on Fridays afternoons. The reboots are "announced" in the event log as follows: Event ID: 1074 process: svchost.exe, ...
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WSUS update not showing up

We're having issues with WSUS. We have an update, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2790947, which we imported in WSUS (it's not in the standard collection), it's an import from the MS website. The ...
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Newly-built replica WSUS server's clients can't find updates or report status

WSUS 3.0 SP2 on Windows Server 2008 R2. I built a new box to replace my old WSUS box which was still on Server 2003. All clients using the WSUS server can't find updates and don't report status. ...
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WSUS can't download anything, unclear why

I've got 2 WSUS servers: An old W2K3, WSUS 3.0SP2 box and a brand new 2012 server with the WSUS role enabled. The old machine works fine and pulls the updates from MS via the company proxy. (With ...
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How to check WSUS server updates downloaded size?

How can I check the updates size which were downloaded in WSUS? For example I need to check the updates size downloaded of April 9, 2013 for new 26 updates. And how can I locale the new updates on ...
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WsusContent folder how to clear down

I have an SBS2008 server, the WsusContent folder was 78 GB in size, I have ran the server cleanup wizard but it is still 71GB, is there any safe way to clear these out, there are a total of 7786 ...
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WSUS - Machines fighting in Console

Something very strange - I have two totally independent VM's (a 2008R2 box running Sharepoint and a 2008R2 DC running WSUS). Both are configured to use WSUS for patching. However they are both ...
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Domain Controller not updating from WSUS server

I have just inherited some existing issues in my new Sys Admin position, as i have never used WSUS before i thought i would ask you fine people for some input! All servers are 2008R2, 2 physical ...
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Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 SP2 not installing successfully on SBS 2003 SP2

I recently installed WSUS 3.0 SP2 on a Small Business Server 2003 SP2 (x86) server. Following the installation, the WSUS Server Configuration Wizard is supposed to run automatically. Instead, the ...
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Using WSUS APIs to get updates from microsoft server to local server

I am planning to write an application using WSUS APIs, to get updates from Microsoft, can someone please suggest me some tutorials or links where I can find some sample code to get started, I have ...
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WSUS patch segregation [closed]

how do i white list and black list MS patches as i need to install it on my client servers. We don't have the resources/test bench to test each patch against our builds. what is the best way to ...
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WSUS - how to stop SQLexception.errors?

I've got a WSUS 2.0 server that is just spinning with two types of errors/warnings: Unable insert update c660e123-bd67-4245-bf82-1459f5e7caeb/110 ... ...Syntax error converting datetime from ...
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Trying to automate server tasks, stuck on gathering critical update information from WSUS

I asked this question at Stack Overflow but they said I would have better luck here. I am using VBScript to automate a lot of server tasks, I'm simply checking to make sure the server build team did ...
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WSUS 3.2 Showing “No Status” for Forefront Enpoint Protection even though we already have a corporate virus protection

I'm a bit confused why a number of our machines are showing a number of updates related to Microsoft Endpoint Protection even though it's not apparent that Forefront or Security Essentials is ...
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Windows Server Patching: Verification of Windows server coming back up after reboots? [closed]

I have been working towards improving our monthly Windows Server update process. The goal is to remove as much of the manual process as possible. Our process has been 1) Present updates to servers ...
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SBS 2011 WSUS Updates Failing on Windows 8 client with error 800B0001

We recently set up an SBS 2011 Standard SP1 domain and manage all optional updates from this server. Critical/Security updates are configured to automatically install without approval. WSUS is ...
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Rename WSUS computer groups

Is there a tool (command line or GUI) to rename the computer groups in WSUS? The WSUS management console can create and delete groups, but not rename them.
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Automated WSUS reporting

We have WSUS 3.0 SP2 installed and I was wondering if it is possible to schedule and e-mail reports in pdf format or perhaps place them on a shared folder?
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Moving WSUS Content - Issue with SQL Server

Im trying to gain some space on the main partition on the C:\ drive of a Win 2008r2 SBS server. Im following this guide . However, after detaching the Db ,moving it to the new partition E:\ i can't ...
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WSUS - approving updates for patch testing

We're starting to use WSUS to patch our computers. I setup a patch testing group of 10 XP boxes and 10 Win7 boxes to roll out all the patches to prior to dispersing them company wide. So I went to ...
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How do I find the WSUS server that my computers are connecting to for Windows Updates?

I have multiple WSUS servers setup on our domain; one is handling Windows Updates, while another is setup to only do Endpoint Protection updates (via SCCM 2012). Endpoint Updates are working properly ...
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Deploying Windows certificate without using GPO, SCCM, etc

I need to deploy a certificate to a mix of Windows machines, including XP, Win7, Server 2003 and 2008, for the purposes of using Locally Published Updates with WSUS. This is a Samba 3 network, so ...
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Reinstalling WSUS after failed instance

I have a server whose WSUS has been inoperable for quite a while. I suspect it crashed when the server's system drive starting running out of space, but I really don't know for sure. The only relic ...
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WSUS report approvals for a group

I'm trying to find a way to create a WSUS report of updates that have been approved for computer group A that have not been approved for one or more other groups. Alternatively, a tabular report that ...