Microsoft Windows Server Update Services

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How to determine what new products and classifications have been added by WSUS

The WSUS Management Console reports, that 2 new products and 0 new classifications have been added in the past 30 days. How to determine which products (and classifications) exactly have been ...
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1 Central Interface— to Multiple 2k12 VM windows servers not in a domain controller, how to patch and secure [on hold]

I am new to the networking. I am looking for help or a GUI tool on automating tasks on multiple (21 VM's) Windows 2k12r2 servers at a hosting site... From an SMB perspective I have the following ...
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GPO limited by system version (Windows Server 2012)?

Windows Server 2012 I want to enable this local GPO: Where it says "Supported on: Windows 7 or computers with BITS 3.5 installed" got me confused, because Windows Server 2012 has BITS 7.6 ...
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WSUS - 2012 R2 Clients not reporting

We have a number of severs for different customers that are separated in to different computer groups, these machines are not on a domain although hook in to WSUS with a registry change. Some ...
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Can WSUS, which is integrated with SCCM, be used as an upstream server for the other replica WSUS server?

I have following situation: Production environment with SCCM and WSUS integrated so all software installs and patching is done via SCCM. Wsus server is windows 2012 and system center is 2012R2. Test ...
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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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wsus, installed, not applicable updates

We're implementing WSUS and have a test group set up with both a Windows 7 Pro and an XP Pro machine. The issue we are having at this time is that the Windows 7 machine is showing as up to date in ...
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Updating Win2008R2 SP1 with Windows Updates often fails when installing multiple updates but same failed update work when installed one a time

I am updating a whole bunch of server which are running Windows 2008R2 SP1. There are about 120 updates to install. I found that if I run all of the updates, it takes hours and hours, then fails and ...
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Group policy infrastructure failed due to network access is denied

A number of my servers are not able to sync into our WSUS server. On digging, we noticed a number of group policies are not being applied. On running rsop.msc, I get the following error message: ...
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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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SCCM 2012 R2 Software Updates are delayed

I want to deploy Updates to my clients through SCCM 2012 R2. Every thing is nice but the problem is that when a new computer is joined to my network SCCM will discovery it and install the agent ...
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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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How can I assess the impact of WSUS updates before releasing them?

If I administrate an on-site WSUS instance, I am responsible for releasing updates to domain-joined PCs according to some policy guidelines. Is there some sort of metadata or technique I can use to ...
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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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Uninstall SCE2010 - keep WSUS Content and Approvals for later use

I am planning on uninstalling SCE 2010 from my server and then use WSUS 3.0 on it's own. How do I go about uninstalling SCE but keeping WSUS content and aprroved updates and then importing all of ...
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How do I disable WSUS for a single server?

Scenario: A few Windows 2003 servers, part of our corporate network Corporate IT has set up a WSUS server. But it seems Corporate IT is unable to operate the WSUS server properly. On "my" servers, I ...
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WSUS Content folder not retaining updates

I have been scratching my head now for a while over this issue and anything I do will not solve the problem The Problem: WSUS' "WSUSContent" folder is self-deleting updates and reducing the ...
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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 ...
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Is there a way to disable “check online for updates from windows update” in windows update settings?

I have configured WSUS server in order to preserve bandwith in the network wile keeping essential updates turned on using that WSUS. Intranet WSUS server pointing to client pc and other settings are ...
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How can I move computer groups in WSUS?

I have some computer groups in WSUS: All Computers Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group A And I want some of the groups to be a subgroup of a group. For example All Computers Group ...
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WSUS on split network

I am trying to find out if this scenario is possible, here is the situation: We have several remote sites that can have their own WSUS server and force the clients to connect via the subnet they are ...
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Windows Updates taking a long time to install

I manage a WSUS server for a large number of servers in a shared environment. Recently I noticed that despite the scheduled install time configured via the local gpo of many servers, they were not ...
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SCCM: Zoinks… Mystery Maintenance Windows

What am I trying to do? We have a few SCCM clients, mostly publicly facing websites running on Windows Server 2008 R2's IIS 7.5, that are monitored by a system called XYmon. We have recently noticed ...
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WSUS not downloading updates (timeout)

Windows Server 2012 Standard 64bit When I start the WSUS service, this error shows up in Event Viewer: The WSUS content directory is not accessible. System.Net.WebException: The remote server ...
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WSUS icon in start menu now only opens up to “Options” node

Perhaps I was stupid. In the WSUS console, I right clicked on "Options" and selected "New Window from Here". It didn't open the new window, it just removed everything but "Options". Not at all what ...
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How do I automatically approve important updates from WSUS?

I am working on improving my WSUS and was asked to figure out how to automatically approve updates that are "important." Right now, we automatically updates that are Critical Updates, Definition ...
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Windows Update not working on Windows 2012 R2 Standard

I recently inherited the management of a Windows 2012 server at a remote site. I checked Windows Update and it has not been updating since March. When I tell Windows to check for updates, it acts ...
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WDS and WSUS can not use SMB Shares

I have a WS2012R2 machine with several hard drive setup formatted as NTFS. When I create a share and map that share on a virtual machine where WDS and WSUS are running as drive, on service ...
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How can I tell whether an update was imported from the Microsoft Update Catalog?

There are two ways an update might have appeared on a WSUS server. The usual way is for it to have arrived during a synchronization, but it can also be imported from the Microsoft Update Catalog. ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Unable to install WSUS to windows 2012 r2 server

This is on a VM in Hyper-V running under the Failover Cluster Manager. The VM in question has all updates applied to it. It is not a new server as it is also my Anti-Virus Administration Server. I ...
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why did windows updates install at 2:30pm instead of the time configured in the registry

I have a server in a multi-tenant environment using a WSUS server outside of the domain that the server resides in. Here is the current configuration for the WSUS settings: ...
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Windows Client not getting updated from WSUS Server

Please see PrintScreen1.png As per Above Print-screen Computer qnit086v2 has 96% installed updates. PrintScreen2.png As per Above Print-screen '242 updates has not been installed'. If i click on ...
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WSUS clients can't find updates

I've installed WSUS on a Windows server 2012 R2 and configured the workstations and clients via Group Policy to install updates automatically from WSUS. The servers are detected by WSUS and report to ...
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Workaround for running McAfee ePO and WSUS on Same Server

I've come across a predicament recently where when WSUS requires IIS and MS Web Publishing Service. At the same time my anti-virus McAfee ePO requires Apache and some other web services to run in ...
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SBS 2011: Disabling WSUS

I have a client with an SBS 2011 server that hosts their email, company data, and hosts a few other business services. The system has plenty of RAM; however their issue is HDD access time. The wait ...
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Domain Controller not updating from WSUS server

I have just inherited some existing issues in my new Sys Admin position, as i have never used WSUS before i thought i would ask you fine people for some input! All servers are 2008R2, 2 physical ...
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WSUS “Feature pack” and “Update rollback” exist for one KB, any difference

all I found in WSUS, there are two updates as per below for KB2977218(Silverlight5.1.30514.0). I found WSUS description in below but can not catch if there is any difference in module. ...
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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?
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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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Getting PCs to report to WSUS

We have Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) set up in our domain environment. It is configured and working correctly. We run into an issue every once in a where Windows Update will lose/forget the ...
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WSUS connection error

Server 2008 R2 WSUS 3.2.7600.226 Every min or so, sometimes less, sometimes more I get a connection error and have to reset server node. The WSUS administration console was unable to connect to the ...
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Does windows update show updates installed if the updates were installed manually?

I am investigating a new system in our environment. When I got to Windows Update it displays that there never has been any updates. This machine is connected to a WSUS Server. I know that the ...
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Importing old content to WSUS

A server which had WSUS running on it wouldn't boot and all attempts at a repair failed so I decided to rebuild. Before I formatted it I backed up some key files using a Live CD. One of the things I ...
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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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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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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 ...