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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 & ...
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Edit Windows Update GPO Via Command Line

I am trying to find a way to edit the group policy for Windows Updates programmatically. I have a local WSUS server to which I want to point new installs of windows. Ideally, I just want to have a ...
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WSUS not making available all updates

I have recently installed WSUS (v3.2.7600.226) on a Windows 2008 Std server, and configured 4 test PCs to connect to it through group policy. They are detected by WSUS, and the PCs are downloading ...
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MS WSUS 3 not detecting PCs in All Computers

I've installed MS WSUS (SP 2 or 3) on a Windows Server 2008 32-bit server. I've done some basic configuration, and the only computer it lists under All Computers or Unassigned Computers is our domain ...
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How can I deploy Language Packs to Windows 7 Enterprise domain clients using WSUS?

Following on from a previous question (see Using Group Policy to set Domain client language / regionalization) I'm wondering how I can deploy Windows 7 Language packs to some Windows 7 Enterprise ...
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How to roll back or uninstall Microsoft patch using WSUS?

Is it possible to use WSUS to roll back a patch? Specifically KB2501584?
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Windows Server Update Services Questions

I have a few questions about Windows Server Update services that are fairly vague within the MS documentation. We have the domain server running as a vm on an esx server (not my idea and I'm not ...
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Windows Update Group policy - scheduled install window rather than time?

I've got a small infrastructure of about 20 servers that are all on a domain and receiving updates from a local WSUS server. The group policy at the moment is that automatic updates are configured to ...
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WSUS Manual Update [closed]

I have a WSUS server and I want to manually place patches on it. It is the intention that this WSUS serve will then update other servers with the aforementioned patches. Is this a viable option with ...
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Can the users can apply Windows update without local administrator rights?

My users are running on windows XP 32bit. normally WSUS automatically download and notify them to select which update want to install in the past they were in local administrator rights,now I reduce ...
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How to specify updates in WSUS

I have WSUS on Windows server 2003 64 bit. I want to specify updates for my clients, for example some PCs I don't want them to update to Internet explore 8 and WSUS has downloaded and updated by ...
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Using WSUS to download patches/updates

Currently, I have WSUS(service pack 2) installed on Windows Server 2008 R2. The situation is, I do not know how to get updates from the internet using WSUS. Is there a guide reference in setting up ...
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Applying group policy objects to OUs

I'm having a bit of a hard time understanding the scope of GPOs, links, and security filters. From what I understand, then LINK establishes to whom the GPO may apply to and that the security filter ...
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Adding and Organizing clients in WSUS

I have set up WSUS on a Windows Server 2008 box and I have it working with just my machine reporting to it. Now that I'm ready to make this large scale across the company, I'm trying to figure out ...
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Suggestions for free/cheap asset/patch management software (Adobe, Java, etc)

I am using WSUS for Microsoft patching but would like something that will inventory and patch Adobe, Java, Firefox, Quicktime, etc. I have used Lumension in the past and it was OK but it is too ...
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WSUS 3.2 cleanup not deleting updates

I've been trying to reclaim some of the 45+GB of cached updates in W2K3. I've manually audited and declined hundreds of updates and packages, and everytime I run Server Cleanup Wizard it's deletes ...
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Wsus Downstream servers not shown in upstream

I have 22 downstream servers and i can see only 2 on the upstream. and some time the downstream server shown is changed but still only 2
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How can I block IE 9 using WSUS?

We use WSUS on our LAN. We have to complete some testing before I can let users upgrade to IE 9. I would like to block it prevent it from being auto-installed until testing is complete. The ...
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Installing WSUS 3 SP2 on SBS 2008 - failed install

Im trying to install WSUS SP2 on my SBS 2008 box and it just seems to hang at the "please wait whilst the setup wizard installs...." I left it there for 1 hour and nothing. WHen I canceled the install ...
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Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 and KB976932

I noticed that Microsoft recently released KB976932 which is the SP1 update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. As we have WSUS set to download updates automatically for both of these operating ...
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Set certain WSUS updates to auto-install

We're running a WSUS server for the simple purpose of caching updates. Since we are a very small network of all "power users", we've got the domain group policy for WSUS updates on the clients set to ...
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Windows Server 2003 R2 Update service does not start

Windows 2k3 R2 server SP2 server running WSUS 3.0 sp2. WSUS was working fine for almost a year. Unfortunately the update service on the server stopped auto starting about two months ago and required ...
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Wsus on SBS 2011 Essentials RC

I have SBS 2011 Essentials RC and i noticed there is no WSUS for clients. What is the proper way to insert the wsus into a group policy. Or will each client download the updates on their own?
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Default Microsoft Windows Update Server

I'm in a corporate Windows environment, which has deployed its own WSUS server. The thing is, it seems to hardly ever be updated. This means I don't get the latest updates for months. It's a worry ...
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Stop WSUS from rebooting a server

Our IT department is rolling out a set of patches via WSUS this weekend and will reboot all of our Win2k3 servers on Sunday. Due to production work which must continue uninhibited, we cannot allow ...
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What is a good, cheap, solution for managing patches over say 100 seperate domains

We are an IT support provider and I am looking at improving our existing systems. We have WSUS in place for Windows Updates but we are looking for the cheapest and quickest way possible of updating ...
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How can I make WSUS less invasive for our users?

We have WSUS pushing updates out to our user's workstations, and things are going relatively well with one annoying caveat: there seems to be an issue with a pop-up being displayed in front of some ...
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Do WSUS Reports Included Updates Awaiting Approval?

If I create a WSUS report as follows: Type: Summary Classifications: Critical, Security, Service Packs Products: Any Groups: Foo Status: Needed Will it include updates that have been synchronized ...
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Do I really need WSUS?

When I set up our 2003 SBS server a friend who has been working sysadmin for quite a while told me WSUS was "a must for any size of organization". So I installed it, and have been using it since. ...
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How can I find out how many workstations in my net does NOT use wsus update?

Is there an fairly easy way to find out how many workstations in my net that does not use wsus update? I have a feeling that many of my workstations does in fact not use wsus update, but instead ...
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With regards to Windows Updates, just how screwed are we?

We have a small "secured network" in our office. And by small I mean it's a Windows 7 PC connected to a firewall which connects to an internet connection. It's for processing card transactions in ...
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AD, DNS, DHCP, WSUS, FCS, SQL, WDS/RIS, IIS in one server

Currently I have it setup like this: SVR1 - 2.8Ghz Dual Core, 6GB RAM, 2x160GB 7200RPM Drive NO RAID VM1 - PDC, DNS1 VM2 - BDC, DNS2 VM3 - DHCP, WSUS, SQL, FCS, WDS/RIS, IIS VM4 - Spiceworks, ...
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WSUS Update Priorities

We are considering implamenting WSUS at work. The biggest question is using groups. If a machine is made a member of two different groups, and one group is approved for an update and one is not, ...