Microsoft Windows Server Update Services

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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, ...
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Win2k3 SBS, WSUS update “stuck” waiting to be approved or declined

I have a weird issue, which I think may be related to a disk issue, but I haven't been able to prove this, so before I do something draconian (reinstall, which is a PITA), I'm hoping someone here can ...
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Low cost WSUS Alternative?

We currently use WSUS and it's fantastic for our workstations and keeping track of what updates our servers need. I'd sooner not automatically have WSUS install patches in the small hours to our ...
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Problem Implementing SSL with WSUS

I'm working on setting up SSL on our WSUS server using a self signed certificate, but I'm running into trouble. Specifially, after running selfssl /n:CN=server.domain.local /t /v:365, and ensuring ...
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WSUS breakeven number of computers

What is the number of computers being managed where the effort and cost of setting up and maintaining and managing a Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server is the same as individually managing ...
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How can I find out how many updates are waiting to be installed on a remote server

Is there a way to find out if a Windows Server (2003, 2008) has downloaded the Microsoft Windows updates and is just waiting for the user to confirm "Install Updates and Restart the server"? We use ...
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Wsus superseded update

I have a new update to be deployed, and its superseding another update, how can i confirm if its "the superseded update" should be approved or declined ? Thanks for your help
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Wsus cleanup wizard

If i ran the wsus server cleanup wizard. and i remove the computers not contacting the server for more than a month. if the computers contact the server again will it re-appear in the wsus console
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WSUS Email notification

Can i use gmail as SMTP server for wsus ?
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wsus cant see client in windows 2008

I have windows server 2008 working as domain controller, and I have a PFSense firewall and more than 20 workstations. I installed WSUS on my domain controller correctly and I changed the group ...
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How to use WSUS API?

Can you tell me or if there is any tutorial on how to use wsus api ? Thanks
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wsus updated report

I have approve one update and it gave an error "faild", so after troubleshooting and get the update installed on that client. its still appear from wsus console that computer have error. will it be ...
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Can SQL server and WSUS co-exist on same server?

Pardon me if this is a stupid question, but after reading responses from my previous question I'm looking into implementing WSUS on my network. The box I would likely implement it on runs a ...
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import update to wsus

is there any way to download update and import it to wsus ??
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WSUS: Client-Side vs Server-Side Targeting

In the WSUS Manual: Specify how to assign computers to computer groups. There are two options: server-side targeting and client-side targeting. With server-side targeting, you manually ...
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Windows XP Mode confusing WSUS

I have a need to use Windows XP Mode in Windows 7 to run a legacy application, so I downloaded, installed and configured it on my machine as a test without any issues. The problem I am now having is I ...
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Wsus update status

i have an issue with my wsus server, when i run a report for a specific update i got that its installed for some clients, not installed for other and for the remain i got no status. when i check the ...
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WSUS: scheduled installs AND “yellow shield” for clients

I currently have WSUS setup to install updates (4-Auto download and schedule the install) every Friday at 11am. I'd like to also allow for the "yellow shield" to show up for everyone (admin or ...
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SCCM and WSUS integrated, where do I approve updates?

Pretty new to the SCCM game (looks like I have to order a book or get a course, what a beast this is). I'm quite experienced with WSUS as we've been using it successfully since the product was ...