Microsoft Windows Server Update Services

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'Windows Update' Best Practices

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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IIS6 fails to start on Windows Server 2003 SP2

I installed IIS after installing SP2 on Windows 2003 R2. IIS never starts. I tried re-installing IIS, but that failed. One of those 'dash' sites suggested re-installing SP2. When I attempted this, I ...
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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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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 ...