Microsoft Windows Server Update Services

learn more… | top users | synonyms

4
votes
5answers
8k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
9
votes
2answers
5k views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
448 views

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, ...
0
votes
1answer
200 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
120 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
153 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

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?
6
votes
2answers
63k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
616 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
672 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
529 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
405 views

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 ...
2
votes
4answers
3k views

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. ...
1
vote
1answer
998 views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
558 views

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?
0
votes
2answers
304 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
14k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
253 views

I have two 'WsusContent' folders. One has about 55gb of files in it. How do I clear it out?

I ran the WSUS cleanup wizard in the WSUS MMC snap-in but this made no difference. I think the files are associated with System Center Essentials because they are in a folder called "data\SCE2007\...
1
vote
0answers
116 views

Script for automating addition of Administrative Template (.adm) to Group Policy

So I've been tasked with creating a script that will automate the addition of the WSUS administrative template (wuau.adm) and the configuration of automatic updates. I've figured out how to use a .reg ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

WSUS trying to download all updates again

The server hosting WSUS had a catastrophic failure and we have had to rebuild the system drives. Luckily the DB and content store for WSUS are on a seperate drive so were unaffected. During the ...
4
votes
3answers
5k views

WSUS Shows Incorrect Version & WSUS (isolated) fails to download updates

One of the issues we are having is the clients will not download the updates from our WSUS server. They check-in as they are suppose too and find applicable updates but they are unable to actually ...
0
votes
1answer
244 views

Non existing GPO applying? WSUS

I recently took my WSUS server offline. In the mean time I want the clients to update from the internet until I get WSUS up again. However, Windows Updates is tring to contact the old server and (...
0
votes
3answers
4k views

WSUS not detecting computers

Hi I have followed the online tutorial from Microsoft Technet and successfully installed an configured WSUS 3.0 SP2 on Windows Server 2008 x64. I also set up a new GPO for use with WSUS and set the ...
1
vote
1answer
944 views

Windows XP laptop doesn't appear in WSUS All computers list

I have this one laptop that doesn't appear in WSUS all computers list. We have about 23-25 PCs/laptops/servers in the network, all, but one are listed in WSUS. This is what I have done so far: 1) ...
4
votes
2answers
30k views

Why is Windows Update suddenly failing with error 0x80244019?

Since installing updates yesterday, one of our 2008 R2 servers refuses to connect to our WSUS again and, instead, reports the unknown error 0x80244019. Connecting to the official Windows Update ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Batch file to uninstall windows update?

Is it possible to make a batch file to uninstall a specific windows update (eg. KBxxxxxx)? We use 20 year old web based software to enter hours where I work and a new update is causing the program to ...
1
vote
1answer
107 views

Use WSUS to select patched to install, but not to download them

I am looking after three sites. Two are nice and close and share a high-speed link, so there is a single WSUS server to manage those - no problems there. The other site is 4 servers in China, using ...
1
vote
1answer
191 views

Wsus Updates View

I have the WSUS server/admin console installed on my server A and the admin console installed on my computer A. Both of them are connected to server A. When i create an Update View on my computer ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

WSUS synchronization stuck and 0%

I, now, have two WSUS servers (one is running on Windows Server 2003 and the other on Windows Server 2008), I am trying to decommission one of them. I followed the instructions on how to move WSUS ...
1
vote
1answer
58 views

WSUS All updates view

As you can see in the next screenshot, there's a lot of drivers update for a lot of different network adapters. So these updates are all updates available from microsoft, regardless of my computer ...
3
votes
1answer
169 views

Wsus only allow some updates?

Right now, from fresh install it looks like WSUS downloads all available updates for the product I've selected (win 7). I don't have any nvidia stuff in my environment, is there a way to make wsus ...
2
votes
1answer
84 views

Average WSUS synchronisation data usage?

Recently, I configured our SBS2008 server to use WSUS. I set up a daily synchronisation, removed the packages that were of no interest / use to my domain and let it do it's thing. Lo and behold, ...
2
votes
2answers
322 views

WUInstall - How to survive WSUS group membership change

Is there any ready way to apply a WSUS group membership change using registry changes on the client computer without requiring a windows update service restart, something like a soft reload for Apache?...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Can't connect to <server name> sql server may not be running

We have ran into this error, trying to connect to WSUS server: Can't connect to SQL server may not be running Please verify that SQL server is running and configured correctly on the ...
1
vote
0answers
851 views

Can't install/uninstall WSUS 3

I'm having a serious issue with trying to get WSUS 3 working. It was installed and working fine on Windows Small Business Server 2008 for a couple years, but then stopped working completely. I ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

Decline an already pushed update,

I approved .net framework update on my WSUS server. Those updates have been pushed to the domain machines but have not been installed yet. They are waiting in the system tray waiting to installed. ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

How to quicly revert a WSUS deadline timer

One of my coworkers applied a deadline to some windows updates for 1:00 in the afternoon and applied it to our servers. This was intended only for our desktops. Is there a ready way to kill the ...
3
votes
4answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
4k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
721 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
647 views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
2k views

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 auto-...
2
votes
2answers
263 views

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) ...
4
votes
2answers
845 views

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 ...