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BITS policies to limit bandwitdth usage is not taking effect

We have a fleet of roughly 1300 Windows 7 SP1 clients who use a centralized WSUS server to download updates from. We've implemented the following BITS policy to limit the bandwidth during working ...
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WSUS configuration for Windows 8.1 clients

I have set up WSUS 2.0 (on 2008 R2). All client side machines are running Windows 8.1. At the request of the users, i have been running with the below GP configuration so WSUS is less intrusive, and ...
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Should I use the WSUS “deadline” feature on production servers?

I use WSUS to patch a number of Windows Server 2008 R2 x64. It usually works great, until today. Last week Microsoft shipped a critical patch KB2992611 to fix critical problems in the crypto ...
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Error Generating WSUS report

I'm trying to generate "Computer Detailed Status" report using WSUS 3.2.7600.226 and get the following error below: --------------------------- Error Generating Report --------------------------- An ...
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How do I determine what database WSUS on my Windows Server 2012 is using?

I installed WSUS on a fresh installation of Windows Server 2012 (I assume this is WSUS 4 as it is bundled with Server 2012 with no option to download it anywhere online) I did not install any ...
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new WSUS server and old computers

My company we changed domain so we disjoined all computers from the old domain and rejoined to the new domain. We setup a new WSUS server and it synchronized a lot of updates, now I am approving them ...
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Prevent user from hiding windows updates

Is there an option in GPO or registry to prevent users from hiding windows updates?
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WSUS - Cannot have two servers clients in the same time

I'm running a WSUS within 2012 R2. I have two server, let's say Server1 and Server2. Both GPO are configured to use my WSUS server. When I connect to WSUS server and launch the Update Services MMC, ...
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Approvals Inheritance for WSUS on windows server 2012 R2

I'm running WSUS on Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition build 9600. I have some troubles understanding how approvals inheritance works. According to Microsoft Documentation when we approve ...
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WSUS console : Unable to connect to server from wsus console

I am facing this issue from the last 1 month. The problem is when I try to open the WSUS from Administrative tools, I am able to open it but the left console tree only shows update services. When I ...
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How to prevent Server rebooting upon log off when a restart is pending?

This issue is related to Windows Update forcing a restart when the last session logs off Server 2003. Updates have been installed and a restart is pending. Obviously this is problematic if the last ...
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How to check WSUS server updates downloaded size?

How can I check the updates size which were downloaded in WSUS? For example I need to check the updates size downloaded of April 9, 2013 for new 26 updates. And how can I locale the new updates on ...
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What is the difference between Approve or Approve for Optional Install In WSUS

I have been diving into Powershell for methods to deal with my WSUS better. I have noticed that an update gives the option of Approve or ApproveForOptionalInstall. Whilte I can find many articles ...
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troubleshooting DOWNLOAD UPDATE IN SCCM

I have an Sccm2012r2 server with SUP role.I downloaded updates from Microsoft and I realized that server doesn't have enough disk space,So I Copied the downloaded Updates and then deleted the ...
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system center configuration manager SUP and DP in the same box

I 've got system center configuration manage installed and Software update point and distrbution point are in the same server . after getting Updates from Microsoft and deploying them I understood ...
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Should multiple Software Update Points in Configuration Manager 2012 R2 use a shared database and content directory?

Scenario: using System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2, I want to create two Software Update Points in the same site, and they should share the load and allow for failover. According to the ...
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Not all updates syncing between WSUS and SCCM 2012

I have a single server with both WSUS and SCCM 2012 R2 installed. I'm pretty sure everything is configured correctly. The only errors I'm seeing in the wsyncmgr.log file when I do a full ...
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WSUS WARNING: CSerializationHelper:: InitSerialize failed : 0x80070002

have recently set up WSUS in a server 2008 R2 / Windows 8.1 environment. WSUS 3.0 SP2, everything appears to be working. GPO is working, client devices are reporting to WSUS server, but for some ...
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SCCM 2012 Software Update role - Can I still use WSUS?

I manage a network of about 1200 workstations and about 200 or so servers. We have migrated away from McAfee in favor of System Center Endpoint Protection for our corporate Anti-Malware solution. ...
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WSUS: organize computers

in my 2012R2 domain I need to organize efficiently clients and servers in WSUS. Who setup the domain created one group for each location, and each one is divided into operating systems: Location 1 ...
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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 ...
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WSUS & GPOS - Force restart and disable choosing updates W12R2

My objective is that Windows Update runs everyday, install all available updates and (if necessary) automatically restarts the computer, giving the chance to the users to postpone it to maximum 4 ...
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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 ...
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Declining superseded updates in WSUS

When you click on an update that has been superseded in WSUS, you get a warning that says you should verify the update is no longer needed before declining it. According to Microsoft, you're supposed ...
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What does a different revision number signify when comparing two WSUS' Metadata

I am trying to ensure that two WSUS databases are equal. As such I exported the metadata using %drive%\Program Files\Update Services\Tools\wsusutil export x.cab x.log I am now processing the log ...
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WSUS and Pulled Patches

When Microsoft pulls bad patches, does WSUS automatically pull the patches as well or do we need to do it manually? If we have to do it manually, how do we keep on top of bad patches?
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Configure not to require the Range Header?

I am trying to get my WSUS server to download patches through a proxy. The proxy screws up the http header. BITS requires the range header. Is there a way to get BITS not to require the range ...
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Can workstations from completely separate domain access a WSUS server?

I have the situation where there are many workstations in Domain A and a WSUS server in Domain A. The situation is that I want a few computers from Domain B to be able to pull updates from Domain A's ...
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WSUS Looping 2 updates on 2003 servers

Good afternoon, Hopefully I can articulate this so that people understand my problem. We have WSUS on windows server 2008. We have 8 Windows 2003 servers. There is an update ready to install ...
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WSUS on Win2012R2 doesn't see Windows 8.1

WSUS on Win2012R2 doesn't see Windows 8.1. Both machines can ping each other. Computers are assigned to WSUS by: 'Use Group Policy or registry settings on computers' Local GPO on Win8.1 is set as ...
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WSUS not detecting clients

My WSUS server is not detecting my clients, i've deactivated the firewalls, and i've checked that the GPO is applied to the clients. When I do a "wuauclt /detectnow" on the clients this is what I get ...
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When does the “Install Updates and Shut Down” appear? (I want it to, but it won't for some updates)

Setup: Server - WSUS 3.0 SP2 running on Windows Server 2008 R2 (I use WSUSPackagePublisher as a GUI for the WSUS API for importing/creating non MS updates/catalogs) Workstations - Windows 7 Pro ...
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win 8.1 don't send status report to wsus 3 sp2 will all patches

There are a lots of pages in internet which deals about wsus problems with windows 8.1 but mine is not covered. I have a wsus 3.0 sp2 installed on a 2008 server and it has all the necessary patches ...
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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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information send to microsoft by joining to microsoft improvement program group

I wanna deploy a WSUS server 2008r2 in my network .during deployment I saw an option "Join to Microsoft improvement program group" . I'm curious that what kinds of information will send to Microsoft ...
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Windows Updates not working via SCCM 2012 R2

We upgraded from SCCM 2012 SP1 on Server 2008 R2 to SCCM 2012 R2 CU2 on Server 2012 R2. Very simple site hierarchy - one site server provides MP, DP, SUP, etc. roles, and has WSUS installed (with all ...
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WSUS server not authenticating to itself for updates

We have a WSUS install on a Windows Server 2008 machine and everything is going as well as it can be. We had the WSUS checking for updates for Server 2008 but as the server contains a number of ...
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Proxy Server setting stuck on Server 2003 R2 for Windows Updates

Stay a while and listen. This is going to be a long one. We've been having a problem the last couple of months with Updates on very specific Microsoft Server 2003 R2 Machines. This problem has ...
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SCCM 2012 and WSUS…missing Schema folder

A few months ago I installed SCCM 2012 R2 on a brand new 2012 R2 box. Everything went smoothly...or so it seems. I attempted to install WSUS to make it work with SCCM. A few hours of struggling later, ...
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WSUS: How to combine targeting groups from multiple GPOs

I am trying to use group policy with WSUS to prevent stuff like Silverlight from being installed unless it is requried. I want computer groups for each of the software (so a computer will end up in ...
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Error installing WSUS in windows server 2012

I can´t install WSUS in windows server 2012, when i finished to install and start the post installation tasks, show a irrecuperable error, "the object name 'SUSDB.dbo.tbSchemaVersion' is not valid".
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Does WSUS include 3rd party patches/drivers?

I have a WSUS server setup on our network here. It is set to download ALL Windows and Office Updates and store them locally. Does this include 3rd party drivers and patches as well? Or how does WSUS ...
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Why might wsusutil export to a .xml.gz file produce a 0 byte output?

We're doing monthly updates to a disconnected network with Server 2012 installed on all servers. Last month (February), the export created a 60 megabyte .xml.gz. Today, it creates a 0 byte file ...
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Using AD/GPO to add machines to WSUS in Windows Server 2012

I was following this guide: http://knowledge.quickstart.com/configure-wsus-to-deploy-updates-using-group-policy/ I've rebooted the machines after the policy updates to ensure they took them. I ran ...
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WSUS registry file: NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers entry being ignored

We are using a registry entry to connect our internal workstations to our WSUS server and everything seems to be working except the NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers entry. Without fail, over the last few ...
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WSUS data store error

I have one upstream server and 17 downstream (configured as replicas). I'm getting this error in one of them and I'm stuck: "An error occurred with the server's data store". Details: SqlException: ...
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WSUS is not using Akamai CDN for syncronisation source

I've just installed a WSUS onto our network, and I'm currently doing the initial sync. I've found that WSUS does not seem to be talking to an Akamai cache, but rather with MS directly. This is ...
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Recently Deployed WSUS, issues with failed updates

Morning, This weekend I deployed a automatic updates via a WSUS for my network, the WSUS is in a different office of our company so I have little access to it. We had disabled automatic updates ...
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Problems with SUP on SCCM 2012 SP1

I have recently starting testing the SUP capability of SCCM 2012. I have followed the guides to set up the Server and all seems to be working fine. Updates are being downloaded and showing on the ...
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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 ...