Microsoft Windows Server Update Services

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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 on non Domain Clients without editing the Registry

We are a school with limited bandwidth. We have tons of Windows clients which are not joined to the domain, and we will never directly manage. Is it possible to set up a WSUS server that will ...
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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 updates priority?

Is it recommended to approve and install the WSUS updates it self ? and will it be installed on upstream or on both upstream and downstreams ?
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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 ...
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What is “LicenseDword” in Update Server BaseApplicabilityRules?

Looking at the Applicability Rules that are in use by WSUS (msus) by looking in the XML files themselves there are many rules that are not documented in the MSDN Doc's or in the XSD files that come ...
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Windows Server Ignoring Page File Settings?

I've been having some issues over the past few days with our WSUS server eating 100% CPU usage. We don't have many clients (maybe 30 or so at most), so that's not the issue (Not to mention that this ...
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Is there an alternative to WSUS for Windows 7 updates?

I have a small computer lab to set up. At this point there are 6 machines. Another 14 will be added later. We don't have any servers in the building; the whole business network is a workgroup. Each ...
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Using WSUS to install updates over a mult-site network

I have searched through SF and could not really find what I was looking for. My question is this: I have a network containing of 50 remote locations that all connect over a MPLS network. I am ...
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Group policies - WSUS

I am really lost as to what is the reason as to why my group policy is not working on my domain. I have setup a GPO for my wsus server to a specific OU in my domain. It seems as of right now, none of ...
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Deploy .net 4 via Active Directory group policy or WSUS

Is there a way to automatically deploy .net 4 using Active Directory group policy or WSUS? I want to push it out to lots of machines without having to go around to each one. Background: I have a ...
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Windows Internet Explorer 8 Dynamic Installer category in WSUS

I'm new to WSUS and I'm in the process of setting up a WSUS server. I'm wondering what is meant by the "Windows Internet Explorer 7/8 Dynamic Installer" category under "Under Products And ...
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No Office XP Updates since installed Compatibility Pack from WSUS

Hey folks, we got a bunch of boxes, running Windows XP and Office XP. Since we installed the Office 2007 Compatibility Pack, Office XP does not get updates anymore. Our WSUS provides Office 2007 ...
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Use WSUS without client configuration

is there any way to let client-PCs use the local WSUS-server without having to configure them? What we need is a system to update PCs before they are delivered to the users. So the WSUS-server is ...
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Manage WSUS remotely

How to remotely administer the WSUS from a workstation "windows xp"?
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College network - can I point non-domain student computers to our SUS server?

Since I started here 3 months ago, one of the things that's really bothered me about the way this network is setup is something that shows up on the daily bandwidth consumption report. I get a list ...
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Report viewer for wsus

Is there any way to integrate microsoft report viewer with sharepoint ?
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sccm 2007 SP2 SUP settings

When I try to add a SUP by adding a new site system. I try to select products but there are only older products in there. For example there isnt any office 2007 just 2003 and the only os are XP and ...
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SCCM using an existing WSUS server

I currently have a WSUS 3.0 sp2 in the environment. I have just installed SCCM r2 sp2 and want it to use the existing wsus server. Is this an option if so doesn anyone know how this is done. I have ...
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Are there 3rd party tools or good custom queries for WSUS 3.0?

I'm working with a WSUS SP2 server, and I'm looking for ways to generate better reports. The built-in reporting system, is almost (but not quite) useless. My reading suggests that WSUS stores it's ...
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Using WSUS to update machines not on the domain

I have a WSUS server providing updates for for the computers on my domain. We also bring allot of machines back to our office and run windows update on them as build image, this means that we end up ...
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Antivirus patch using gpo?

Can i use gpo for antivirus patches or update ? is there any way i can extend wsus to do it ?
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Should I back up my WSUS server?

My question is simple, and I think I know my answer - I'm really after a confirmation from others. Obviously, if my WSUS server dies I will have some hefty downloads to do once it is back up, and ...