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Need to point WSUS server and client [closed]

Updating all computers to report to WSUS with Computers inside a text file I have a .ps1 script I'm trying to create to point all my computers/PC's to my WSUS update server. But I'm new to his ...
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GPO Rule Denied (Security) on a Computer

I created a GPO that contains WSUS Group names, where the GPO Applied Computers should join to get their WSUS Updates. In the Filtering I created an AD Group that contains the Computers of the domain, ...
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WSUS report shows weeks old data and not reflecting real status

Hello we have several WSUS server in our company and one of them is acting weird. Servers get patched but there is still status "Downloaded" or not even any status for the current month KBs ...
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Force Windows 10 20H2 install without WSUS?

I have enforced Windows Updates using Group Policy for many years now. And the client workstations without fail have installed any critical or important updates per my GP settings. Automatically after-...
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Windows Server 2016 Not Finding Many Updates

I have one server that for some reason isn't finding some updates that it needs on our WSUS server and therefore not downloading or installing them. All the other servers on my domain are finding the ...
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Unable to connect to WSUS and Group Policy

So I have an odd issue where my server is unable to connect to either my WSUS server or update Group Policy. While running updates I noticed that one of my servers errors saying it can't connect to ...
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WSUS cleanup - timeout when declining “expired updates”

We use one online WSUS server and two replica WSUS server to distribute updates to Windows clients. We have distributed updates monthly by following the steps below since we built WSUS servers: use ...
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Windows update is stuck at 0% Windows Server 2016 + WSUS

Since we upgraded to Windows Server 2016, updates crash at 0%; Windows update is active, policies are applied correctly; Other servers with Windows Server 2016 update normally, others crash at 0%. We ...
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WSUS Client Force Update Installation

We use a WSUS server. As far as the "last contact" column in the WSUS console indicates, the clients poll every hour against the WSUS server. We regularly update our virtual machine ...
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Domain joined Windows Server 2019 - not connected to domain network

I have two Windows Server 2019 machines in my infrastructure which are connected on 'Guest or Public networks' and I have been unable to switch to domain network. I have tried many solutions gathered ...
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ActiveDirectoryServer and WSUSServer in one Server

Can ActiveDirectoryServer and WSUSServer in one Server? Does it work fine? Windows Server is 2019 Standard
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WSUS WUServer Registry Key

I am having a hard time figuring this out. I started up a WSUS in our environment and everything was working fine up until a month ago. We are about 200 computers company wide and I had 10-15 at most ...
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Wsus the operation timed out error

I have clean windows server 2019 core that server WSUS. After I synchronized wsus from internet. I want to see critical update with below command Get-WsusUpdate -Classification Critical -Approval ...
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Updating drivers after windows deployment

istorically to deploy windows we've used FOG, which deploys an image to a client and joins the client to the domain in the appropriate OU. The client picks up policy and installs software. None of ...
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Computers doesn't show in WSUS

I have installed WSUS and configured it is supposed to be. Made sure that the port is accessible, the GPO has been updated in all machines, also I confirmed that the policy is was applied. But I still ...
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Why did my computers install an unapproved 20H2 feature upgrade?

I'm reworking how we manage and deploy upgrades using WSUS. I noticed that a couple of computers started installing the 20H2 feature upgrade that I did not previously approve. The computers in ...
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Server Group Lists not Updating on WSUS

Good Morning everyone, yesterday I created a new OU on the active directory and I moved a Server that was present on another OU into it (really simple task). After almost 20 hours, on the WSUS server, ...
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Deploy third party updates with SCUP and WSUS without SCCM

We are trying to install SCUP on a Windows Server 2016 to deploy third party (non Microsoft) updates on a WSUS server. The publishing of SCUP is ok and WSUS doesn't show the SCUP update files. In the ...
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Windows 2019 WSUS Error 0x8000ffff when pushing out Windows 10 Upgrades

I've had this error on 3 separate Windows 2019 servers I've tried to install Windows Server update Services (WSUS) on; It's worked fine on every Windows 2016 server I've configured, so I'm assuming I'...
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Windows Update failed to install on Windows 10 because of Mass Storage disabled

I have a problem with Windows Updates on Windows 10 machines. We use the Windows 10 Professional Version:2004 operating system. The updates handled by our WSUS server. (Windows Server 2019) The latest ...
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Changing WSUS server used to update SCCM

I'm very new to WSUS and SCCM. -- After reading duct_tape_coder message, I edited the text-- Thanks Coder! Currently there is an old setup using a SCCM 2012 server to update internal systems, without ...
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Clearing or Removing Pending Windows Updates (Windows Server)

I have a problem where a third-party agent (Labtech) was installed onto servers that I manage, which have interfered with my WSUS configuration. The agent added non-required printer drivers to the ...
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WSUS for remote clients without VPN

We recently installed WSUS to update all clients in our domain and everything works just fine for the clients that connect locally. We also have clients that only connect remotely and they do not ...
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WSUS GPO - Specific week specified, but ignored

I have configured a GPO to force updates via GPO in a scheduled maintenance window since these boxes were previously getting updates and just rebooting outside of active hours. I would prefer that ...
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WSUS is downloading hundreds of old declined updates

Without applying any changes in configuration and settings, WSUS server start downloading hundreds of old updates from 2009 until now (2020) after regular scheduled syncing with Microsoft. It ...
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Public facing WSUS - best practices

At the moment people from the company, who use company laptops at home, need to be connected via VPN to have Windows Update not throw errors, since the WSUS server is only for internal use. I know it'...
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Moving WSUS DB To Another Drive

So I am moving the WID SUSDB from my C Drive to my E drive on my Windows Server 2016 server. I need to make more room for other C Drive required software and items coming down the pike. Both are ...
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WSUS Server Not Seeing Local Content

I have a Windows Server 2019 running as a WSUS server. I just rebuilt it because of some database connection issues moving from one server to another. SO this is a fresh install. This is not connected ...
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Is it possible to configure WSUS to download and put updates for a specific software type in a specific location?

Our network uses WSUS to download and install approved updates to most of our workstations. We also have SharePoint servers that we manually update via cumulative updates (CUs) once per month. The ...
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Possible to not cache updates on WSUS server?

Is it possible to not cache windows updates on the WSUS server AT ALL (because updates take up so much disk space) and have clients retrieve them from internet based update servers (updates will be ...
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WSUS Post-Installation Tasks Failed Windows Server 2012

I am installing WSUS on a server running Server 2012. The post-installation tasks fail. I have tried un-installing, then re-installing WSUS with no luck. This is the error message in the logs : ...
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Windows updates in WSUS - how to determine which KB is for which windows version?

I would like to automate the distribution of updates from my Master WSUS to offline branch servers using scripts, but not in all branches we have all windows versions and I would like only distribute ...
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Purge all WSUS settings from Windows 2016 domain Win10 windows fleet

I have a windows domain that, at one time, used a WSUS server. This setup wasn't well maintained, and I wanted to stop using it. I removed the GPO, but it seems that many machines still think the ...
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Windows 2012 WSUS and Office 2016

I have configured our existing Windows 2012 WSUS Server to get updates for Office 2016. Till now I always did it like this: Checked the product category for Office 2016 . this downloaded on next ...
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Force WSUS to rescan WSUSContent folder

I have a disconnected WSUS server. On my Internet-connected WSUS server, I performed an export. On the disconnected server, I performed an import, then copied the WSUSContent folder from the Internet-...
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Why do I have to distribute my CA signed code signing certificate with GPO?

I have an enterprise PKI. My issuing CA is part of my Active Directory. For the Windows Package Publisher I issued a code signing certificate, which should normally be valid inside my whole AD ...
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Do Updates from “Windows Server 2016 and Later Servicing Drivers” Apply to 1607

All of my Windows Server 2016 instances are on Version 1607 . Will anything from the WSUS Products channel Windows Server 2016 and Later Servicing Drivers apply to these v1607 servers? It's late, but ...
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WSUS showing required updates, but server says up to date?

I have multiple servers that are showing 10-20 updates required in the WSUS console. The server says that it is up to date. I have verified that the update is approved and shows as install status, ...
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WSUS WUServerURL not updating in registry (Group Policy)

I've just finished setting up a WSUS server to manage our Windows Updates. Sadly, our previous tech guy set up the WSUS server on our primary domain controller and set up the group policy to point to ...
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WSUS mmc keep crashing

I have WSUS that use MS SQL 2012 as database. Updates are stored locally on WSUS server, since we have limited Internet bandwidth. All update classes are synced from Microsoft, except drivers and new ...
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Windows Server 2016 clients failing to communicate with WSUS 3.0 SP2 consistently

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 WSUS server which is currently working fine with a mix of Windows Server 2008/2012 R2 client servers. All report in and download/install updates as expected. I've ...
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Best practices for updating a Windows Failover cluster / SQL Server Availability Group without using Cluster-Aware Updating

I have set up an SQL Server 2016 Availability Group inside a Domainless Windows Server 2019 Failover Cluster. Everything runs fine at the moment, but now I am wondering what might happen if cluster ...
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how wsus download updates

I have just installed wsus role in a windows 2016 server. It was my understanding that wsus would have been contacted by all the computers/servers in the network and would have downloaded the files ...
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WSUS version compatibility

Could someone explain WSUS version compatibility? Specifically, if I have Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10, what is the oldest version of WSUS that can update these? I don't need to upgrade the OS, ...
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MDT WSUS update fails

We are currently determining if MDT is applicable within our organization. We have created a testlab were we test different settings and steps but are unable to deploy updates after an image with our ...
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WSUS and Delivery Optimization disable

Windows 10 clients are downloading a lot of the updates from the internet instead of the WSUS server. The WSUS itself is configured correctly, the clients are also reporting all to the WSUS servers. ...
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sccm and wsus problems

Let me try to explain my problem. I have an offline system (multiple servers virtual and physically) that are provided with updates via SCCM. We get the updates on a regular Basis from a higher up ...
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WSUS how to get the download status of an update?

I found many update waiting to be downloaded from my WSUS server. For example: I found that the daily syncronization is working, but seems that WSUS is still waiting for the download of these update. ...
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Windows update error code 8000FFFF

We are using WSUS for updates. Last week I pushed out 2019-01 Monthly Security roll up for servers and desktops. Almost 1/3 systems had update failure with the same error code 8000FFFF, "Windows ...
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How To Fix an Azure-Only Active Directory Environment

I just recently started my first job in IT and have been tasked with deploying 60 new laptops right off the bat. I have set up WSUS on our server as the first order of business, but there is a problem ...

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