Microsoft Windows Server Update Services

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What is a good patch/update management server?

Microsoft has WSUS which is great for the Microsoft products it supports (and it doesn't support all Microsoft products), but in reality companies have many applications from other vendors. Is there ...
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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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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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WSUS client detecting 0 updates

I have recently set up two new servers on our domain, labelled CADCS001 and CADCS001. These servers are intended to be almost identical aside from the hostname and have been set up to be as similar ...
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Configuring location based GPO for WSUS updates but only for some clients

I would like to configure WSUS so that employees arrive in main location they use WSUS to download stuff, and when they are in other locations (different locations / home etc) they use Windows Updates....
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Building a WSUS server: where to start?

Rather than having all of my computers go out to the internet and download their Automatic Updates, I am seriously considering building a WSUS server. That is, a Windows Update server. I have read ...
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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 Alternatives?

Basic scenario is a PC repair shop where there's a lot of time being essentially wasted downloading/installing Windows updates on individual machines. I had intended to set up an in-house WSUS server ...
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Should you force a reboot after pushing out Windows updates?

I'm finding that most users ignore the "There are updates ready to be installed, click here to install" message that WSUS pushes out. Until now we haven't forced the install but I'm thinking about ...
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Remotely Trigger WSUS Downloaded update Installation

This has been bugging me for a while. We have our Servers set to download only windows updates to stage them to be installed during one of our bi-monthly patch windows. I have looked high and low for ...
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Use WSUS when local, MU when remote? (But still report to WSUS)

We currently have our single internal WSUS server configured for all computers, both desktops and laptops. The WSUS server is available internally only (either VPN or LAN). We have some remote users ...
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How can I make my WSUS server download updates only when synchronizing?

We have a bandwidth issue here at work and we cannot download updates during the day. How can I force my WSUS server to download the updates when we are not here? As soon as I approve updates, the ...
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Force install updates on WSUS server

The WSUS administration console shows computers with not installed (critical) updates. To be clear: The computers report their status every day. These updates do have a deadline that has already ...
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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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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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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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Disable or Uninstall Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Server KB890830 Automatic Maintenance

We have a script that declines KB890830 updates for our on-premise Windows Update Server, but we recently found someone approved one of the monthly updates before the script could run and the ...
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Configuring clients to use WSUS inside, and WU outside

We're introducing WSUS inside our network in one bigger location but our company have mutliple small offices. Our people move a lot so I would like them to use WSUS when inside main location and in ...
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WSUS vs. GPO: What Policy takes Precedence?

I have a WSUS 3.0 SP2 server that has XP Pro workstations getting updates from it. I have a GPO that specifies that the workstation should get updates from the WSUS server and install them at 3am ...
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Unexpected Windows 2008R2 server reboots

A Windows 2008 R2 machine reboots automatically every now and then, typically on Fridays afternoons. The reboots are "announced" in the event log as follows: Event ID: 1074 process: svchost.exe, ...
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Identifying HTTP requests

So I'm looking to remove IIS from a few servers we used to have WSUS running on but machines are still contacting it (albeit very few) and I can't fathom where some of the requests are coming from. ...
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SHUTDOWN /S /M \\RemoteMachine and windows updates?

I have WSUS configured using group policy to deploy windows updates every Tuesday. I also have batch files that run at 11PM every night (except Tuesday) that shutdown the workstations in the company. ...
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Windows Update error 0x80072EE2

I use Windows Server Update Services to manage updates for my SBS 2003 R2 domain. My clients are receiving error code 0x80072EE2 when they try to scan for updates. In typical microsoft style, there's ...
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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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Transition to client side targeting for loose group membership

I need to be able to add multiple overlapping groups without the need of defining a separate GPO for each combination. This rules out the standard "Enable Client Side Targeting" and the basic GPP ...
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WSUS not receiving updates?

It seems as if there should be more updates from WSUS...possibly its not receiving any? It's set to get updates for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Critical updates, definition updates, ...
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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 ...
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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