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SBS 2011 Console Crashing after moving WSUS repository

Recently I moved the WSUS update repository off the C: drive onto an auxiliary drive (F:) due to dwindling disk space. I used the SBS 2011 Console wizard called 'Move Windows Update Repository Data' ...
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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 ...
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WSUS and cloned drives

When I add new machines built with cloned drives to the network the fact that they have the same SID doesn't present any problems, except for WSUS, which shows only one instance of the clones, ...
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Determine wifi capabilities of Windows box (with WSUS install rules)

I need to determine if a computer is in fact a laptop with wifi capabilities (with emphasis on wifi rather than laptop). More precisely, I want to distribute a piece of software I wrote via WSUS and ...
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Old WSUS Server has Event ID 13032 after pointing clients to new WSUS server

We have moved to a new WSUS server and de-commissioned the old. However, I still get the error on the old WSUS server (event logs): Event ID 13032: windows server update Many client ...
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WSUS performance for unneeded updates

We have a WSUS server serving around 300 PC's and a couple of dozen servers and a discussion came up at work as to what products to include. We have a single SQL 2005 instance on one of the servers ...
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Can a non domain server obtain it's updates from a domain WSUS

Anyone know if it is possible to get a non-domain Server to pick-up it's updates from a domain included WSUS server? Just thinking about Hyper-V host Servers, in a single server environment clearly ...
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SCCM 2012 - Windows 8 WSUS

We're using SCCM 2012 to deploy Windows Updates on our domain, and our Windows 8 clients have started failing with error 80240438 when they try to update. Windows 7 clients update fine, but Windows 8 ...
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WSUS API C# coding how to add into the WSUS console [closed]

I've created C# program using WSUS API. Is there any way to integrate this into the WSUS console?
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Windows 2008 r2 server core with WSUS role installed possible?

Is it possible to install the WSUS role on a Windows 2008 R2 Server Core installation? Alternatively, is it possible to install this role on a Windows 2012 Server Core?
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How to completely wipe WSUS and start again

Anyone know of a way to completely wipe WSUS of updates and start again? It seems as if I have loads of language packs and assorted rubbish in the list which we do not need. Having now removed all ...
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WSUS setup on ADS Domain Controller VM

How should I setup sharing/directory permissions to allow the following to work: VMHost - Hyper-V partition (not part of domain) ADServer - Active Directory Domain Controller running as guest VM on ...
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Scripting WSUS updates on a server set to “detect only”

I'd like to automatically install Windows server updates (backed by WSUS), but can't seem to get wuauclt /updatenow to actually initiate an install (or any of the other undocumented switches). It ...
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WSUS won't apply SQL Server update

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 machine and I want to apply KB2716440 to it from Microsoft bulletin MS12-070 using WSUS. I have placed two nodes in a cluster into a group called Dev. I have approved ...
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WSUS clients will not report, some have updated already?

I have a server which is showing 6 out of 10 machines are updating and reporting in. However I have 4 machines that do not report in. I’ve tried rebooting, checking connectivity, downloading updates ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 using WSUS does not apply patch

server based on Windows Server 2008 R2 Service pack 1 (x64) with installed .NET Framework 4.0 does not apply patch KB2416472 which is approved in WSUS. Looking at the report in WSUS for this server I ...
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WSUS Updates - Best Practice

We have an isolated enviornment of a few hundred servers in which we use WSUS to push updates too. We have thousands of updates which to manage and push to devices testing along the way to ensure the ...
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Using WSUS Admin Console from outside domain

Environment: I have a workstation on our primary domain. We have a primary WSUS Server that is the upstream server of 8 different testing domains. The Primary WSUS server is not part of any domain. ...
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WSUS and windows update make clients PC very slow

At our office, there is a WSUS server that distributes windows updates to every client PC (Windows 7) between 1:00pm and 2:00pm. The problem is that he PCs become very slow during that time. Is ...
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How to reduce WSUS disk usage?

My WSUS installation is now using 100 Gb of disk. Is there a way to reduce this usage? How can I, say, delete updates included in Service Packs?
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Deploy .NET 4 Full to XP via GPO or WSUS

I am trying to deploy the full version of .NET 4.0 to client workstations running Windows XP. I have tried creating an MSI from the .exe using various free tools and assigning the install through a ...
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Stop using WSUS on Client machines

I have a client that runs Windows SBS 2008 including WSUS service. As the disk space runs out way to often and bandwith isn't a problem he asked me to help. As I don't know SBS well and the customer ...
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WSUS moved how to reset the database and check the folders?

I have a bit of a problem with a WSUS box, I backed up the WsusContent folder (about 180 gig) to a second machine, wiped the first machine then realized I don't have the database folder! I can not ...