Microsoft Windows Server Update Services

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Disapprove superceded updates?

I have a silly question. I have taken over a WSUS server. It has a couple hundred superceded updates. I have disapproved them. Is this correct thing to do? as I understand there are newer updates ...
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Windows Update Group Policy removed but still can't run updates

I've had the Group Policy removed from my account, and from my local machine so that I can run Windows Updates on my computer rather than waiting for them from the Administrators. But even with all ...
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Offline WSUS delta updates

I have a secure (not connected to the internet) system that needs to be kept up to date via WSUS. We have installed a WSUS server on it and have copied over 20+GB of update content and imported the ...
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Scheduled task based on Microsoft patch release cycle

I have a simple powershell script which unapproves all patches based on computer group name in WSUS which works great. All of our servers patch on a specific Day/Week/Time starting on Week0-Wednesday ...
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WSUS - Auto-approve only “Needed” updates

I'v looked through all the settings in the Automatic Approval menu, but it could not find anything about automatically approve only the needed updates. Because if I check, for instance, to ...
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How accurate is the 'supersede' term regarding older updates in WSUS?

Been recently playing around with different options for management of my servers. One of these is WSUS. Getting a beginning list of updates was simplistic enough (though, the list is a bit...long) ...
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Should my WSUS provide update information before it is fully synchronized?

I recently installed WSUS in a network and am now waiting for it to download all the updates I want to provide to other clients. The updates are already approved. The installation is set up to ...
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Migrate WSUS from 2003 to 2008 server

We have been using an AD on 2003 server, and recently installed 2008 DC. As part of the transition, I need to stop our 2003 server that was running our WSUS application (it wasn't the DC). ...
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Sysprep on an already deployed system?

I've done some digging on the site and around, and I haven't seen anything that quite addresses my problem. I have recently deployed a WSUS 3.0 SP2 hierarchy to a new data center and a pair of ...
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Is there any way to block an specific product from Microsoft Update?

I have a scenario where an SQL Server update makes an app fail. I would like to disable SQL Server updates. I don't want to disable all other Updates. I would like to keep Windows Update. Is there ...
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Change pointer to IP address of PXE server WDS

The company I'm working for bought another company that's got its own domain. We've connected these together and noticed that both domains have got their own WDS server. Let's call our primary WDS ...
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WSUS computer group not showing computers after re-install

Recently I ran into a problem where our D drive was needing moved to another server and coincidentally the WSUS content was in need of a good cleaning. We recently upgraded many things within our ...
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Errors installing SP1 Server 2008 R2

Have an install of Server 2008 R2 that refuses to install SP1. Initial error was 0x800f018. Downloaded the System Readiness tool (Feb 2012) and ran that. Still not fixed. Replaced the files it ...
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In Disconnected Network, How can import Updates without WSUS Import server

After configuring an upstream WSUS server (WSUSexport server), I transfered the required updates and metadata from the WSUS export server to removable media. Is there any way to import the updates ...
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The files for this update have not yet downloaded

I have several disconnected WSUS servers on different domains. All of them work fine except the most recent one I stood up. I follow the same procedures that work perfectly for all my other systems ...
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WSUS not receiving updates?

It seems as if there should be more updates from WSUS...possibly its not receiving any? It's set to get updates for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Critical updates, definition updates, ...
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WSUS defered reboot

I am trying to find a way of allowing my users to defer the reboot after updates have been applied for 4 days and then force a reboot if they have not already rebooted in that time. Please correct me ...
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using GPO to prevent WSUS/Windows Update from applying updates to our Servers

We want to prevent our servers from rebooting after an update is automatically applied, as this has happened in the past and one server sat on a "press F1 to continue" screen. I think if we create an ...
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Windows 7 PC's not receiving updates from WSUS Server (Windows 2003 Server)

I have a Windows Server 2003 machine that has been successfully running WSUS for more than two years. Almost all our PCs are running Windows XP and they are getting updates without any problems. We ...
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Running Google Chrome updates from a centralized location

We are trying to roll out Google Chrome as out enterprise browser. Does anyone know of a solution that allows for Google Chrome to be updated from a centralized location? For example, maybe through ...
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How to verify if Windows Update location is properly configured from WSUS?

I was recently configuring a WSUS server. However I am not sure if I've set up correctly (WSUS isn't an everyday tool at the place where I work). I've been wondering, Is there a command (or a tool) ...
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WSUS variables and LanSafe Client install

I have a WSUS / EminentWare server that I would like to use to push out the LanSafe 6 client to my servers. This installer is horrible. I need a way to hardware the path to the configuration file. ...
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Windows Server patch management (email notification when patch applied?)

Patch management (WSUS) hasn't been in my court until recently so I am trying to get acclimated to its functionality. So currently we are using WSUS version 3.2 for our Windows Server patch ...
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Needed Counts in WSUS show Declined Updates

We are a couple months into using WSUS for rolling out updates for our company computers. So far it's gone wonderfully - clients are auto-updating daily, and servers are waiting for our permission ...
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wsus, installed, not applicable updates

We're implementing WSUS and have a test group set up with both a Windows 7 Pro and an XP Pro machine. The issue we are having at this time is that the Windows 7 machine is showing as up to date in ...
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WSUS client targeting problems

After recently transitioning to client side targeting two of my servers - both 2008 R2, built around the same time from the same VM template - are having difficulties remaining in their assigned ...
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Limit WSUS replication to only certain product classifications

I have four WSUS 3.0 SP2 servers that are geographically distributed. The server at our main site (we'll call it WSUS1), is the main WSUS server. All manual and auto-approvals happen here. The other ...
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Configuring location based GPO for WSUS updates but only for some clients

I would like to configure WSUS so that employees arrive in main location they use WSUS to download stuff, and when they are in other locations (different locations / home etc) they use Windows ...
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Configuring clients to use WSUS inside, and WU outside

We're introducing WSUS inside our network in one bigger location but our company have mutliple small offices. Our people move a lot so I would like them to use WSUS when inside main location and in ...
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Windows Updates icon for Domain Admins

I've got a bit of an odd problem for which I haven't quite found the answer to yet. We've got a server running Server 2008 R2 64-bit with WSUS and group policy objects configured to manage Windows ...
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Transition to client side targeting for loose group membership

I need to be able to add multiple overlapping groups without the need of defining a separate GPO for each combination. This rules out the standard "Enable Client Side Targeting" and the basic GPP ...
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Building linux infrastructure that similar to windows solutions

I am working on Microsoft gold partner organization in last 3 months. All of our IT solutions based on Microsoft products. Here are the basic lists of products that we using our maintenance DHCP ...
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Migrating to SCCM from WSUS-only updates. Keep existing approvals?

I've got a small 1-site SCCM 2007 deployment and I'm just getting to grips with pushing out Windows Updates to SCCM clients using it. I've previously managed updates by manually approving from WSUS ...
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Automatic updates - WSUS and Group Policy

I have 2 GPOS on my W2K3 domain: 1 is for the servers, where AU is disabled the 2nd GPO is for desktop, where AU is enabled (with limitations - NA for the question). I manage my AU's using ...
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SHUTDOWN /S /M \\RemoteMachine and windows updates?

I have WSUS configured using group policy to deploy windows updates every Tuesday. I also have batch files that run at 11PM every night (except Tuesday) that shutdown the workstations in the company. ...
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WSUS KB978338 Chain of Supersession Incorrect?

The chain appears to be KB978338 to KB978886 to KB2563894 to KB2588516 (newest). All four of these updates are approved on our WSUS server. KB978338 is listing as Not Applicable on all machines, ...
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WSUS Clients Updating from Microsoft Update

We have a Windows domain and run WSUS for managing client updates. This is all working fine, except when laptop users take their laptops home. When these machines are on their own private network, ...
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Confirming updates were applied via WSUS

Is there a way to setup WSUS to e-mail a weekly or monthly report which would indicate the current patch status of each computer under a given WSUS policy? I'm hoping there is another way to verify ...
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Use WSUS when local, MU when remote? (But still report to WSUS)

We currently have our single internal WSUS server configured for all computers, both desktops and laptops. The WSUS server is available internally only (either VPN or LAN). We have some remote users ...
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WSUS with proxy that requires authentication

I have a Windows XP system that needs to connect to a remote WSUS server to get updates. This system can only access the server through a proxy that requires a user name and password. I don't have ...
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Email Alerts for WSUS Triggered Updates?

Our Windows updates are controlled via WSUS. The reboot times are then controlled through a GPO policy (this is called client-side targeting IIRC). Is there a a good way to get email alerts about ...
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Citrix XenDesktop - WSUS - Port 80 Conflict IIS Default Web Site

I've got my XenDesktop setup on a 2k8 server running on the Default Site under IIS. I just installed WSUS 3.0 and and was able to put the admin access on it's own website, but the self_update still ...
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removing wsus in sbs 2008 program features, is this a bad idea to uninstall it?

is there any issue with removing the windows server update services from the sbs 2008 add/remove (program features)? will it break anything else in the process like exchange or IIS etc, any updates or ...
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Identifying HTTP requests

So I'm looking to remove IIS from a few servers we used to have WSUS running on but machines are still contacting it (albeit very few) and I can't fathom where some of the requests are coming from. ...
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WSUS putting Internet Explorer 9 update into “Optional updates.”

I can't seem to find anyone else with this issue, but I'm deploying Internet Explorer 9 via WSUS to my clients. Some of them accept it and install it as a normal update but randomly others get it in ...
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Internet Explorer 9 showing as Not Applicable in WSUS for Vista Machines

I imported Windows Internet Explorer 9 into WSUS using the Microsoft Update Catalog web page. I then approved the updates. All the Windows 7 machines installed the update correctly. The Windows Vista ...
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WSUS Alternatives

I use SCE 2010 and find it a bit of a pig for updates. Is there an easy to use alternative which can download updates to a central location and push them out? Or if not, automatically download them ...
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How to configure Workgroup to receive updates from WSUS

Hi Guys I have WSUS server and is working fine with active diectory. but how can I connect workgroup pcs running on windows xp to WSUS without joining them to AD? Thank you in advance.
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Centrally Managed WSUS, but Updates come from Internet

When looking at the common WSUS deployment options, I don't see an option where the updates are centrally managed for multiple WSUS servers, but both servers download the updates from Microsoft. Is ...
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WSUS downloading unwanted updates from MS which are not selected in Options

In WSUS (3.2.7600.226), I've specified which updates we wish to download onto the WSUS server from Microsoft. We don't use Microsoft Exchange, so it is not selected in Options > Products & ...