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PowerShell - List WSUS Updates Needed for Each Client

I need to provide a monthly report to our client listing the updates needed by each Windows server in our environment. Ideally, the report would list the updates for the month and the servers in my ...
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Windows Update: We can't finish the update. Try restarting your device and we'll try again. Error code: (0x8007000e)

I'm trying to use Upsync to download and provide updates to Windows Update Agent. To see if it works, I looked up in Settings > View update history > Uninstall updates and uninstalled this ...
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Error loading WSUS Console after IIS Reconfigurations

I encountered an error loading the WSUS Console after I deployed some organization-mandated reconfigurations to the IIS server that supports WSUS. As I found the solution myself and did not see this ...
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Prerequisites for Windows Server Migration Tools - what is still missing?

I would like to migrate WSUS from an old server to a new server, that's why I installed the feature "Windows Server Migration Tools" on the destination server (Windows Server 2019). I also ...
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DC cannot find WSUS server

We have a domain controller which is stuck in OOBE because it cannot update from WSUS and does not appear in the WSUS console. When running nslookup wsusservername on the DC we get the following ...
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Exclude disabled computer from the list of computer in WSUS

I have a WSUS and some of my computers are disabled in the Active Directory. These disabled computers are located on a separate OU named "disabled computers" So, I would like to remove ...
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WSUS in disconnected environment

I need to build a WSUS server in a disconnected environment. This environment bears no relation to our office domain in any way. So I have built the WSUS server and followed the instructions from ...
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Server 2016 wont get updates from WSUS and Reporting issues on Wsus

As the title says, I have two problems with my WSUS setup. The first one is, that I can't get 2x Windows 2016 servers to get any updates. All other versions of windows gets updates, 2012,2019 and ...
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WSUS - Check which computer is missing a specific update?

Is there a way to check in WSUS which computers have installed an approved update and which computers have not yet installed it? The general details show the number of computers needing and update and ...
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PRTG shows error regarding WSUS, i can't seem to find the reason

We are using PRTG to monitor our network, and recently the WSUS probe on one of our servers started displaying an error saying "File C:\Program Files\Update Services\Api\Microsoft.Update....
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What firewall changes are required to download Windows updates?

I have a Windows 2019 server sitting behind a firewall and an Internet proxy. What are the network ports and URLs that need to be whitelisted for this server to download Windows patches/updates from ...
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Provide WSUS access to Internet when using Squid proxy [closed]

I am planning to deploy a WSUS server. Of course this WSUS server will need access to Windows Update Catalog to download the patches. So it needs Internet access and we have a Squid proxy on the ...
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Windows Server 2019 not updating after restoring recent snapshot

I'm facing an issue regarding the Windows Server 2019 update. I have recently restored the Windows Server with a recent snapshot. Every time I install a Windows Update it's undoing changes, this is ...
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WSUS drivers supersedence

I have added the driver classification in wsus and now i have 100k driver updates. The supersedence is not specified so i can't easily decline old updates. I see a lot of duplicate versions for the ...
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Resolved: Fix WSUS Server Cleanup crashing on deleting unneeded updates

WSUS has always been the bane of every IT Admin existence. How many threads do you find all with the same issue - the Server Cleanup wizard failing. The text below worked for me. I've tried ...
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Is there a way to remotely see the progress of windows updates

We have to roll out upgrades from earlier versions of w10 to 20H2 in our environment and WSUS is generally being WSUS. It's difficult to tell windows update to do something on demand. Our GP is set up ...
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PoshWSUS - how to get last patch date per server?

so I have this PoshWSUS module and a script which runws on WSUS and makes a CSV file. I am trying to update it so it also contains last patch date column but have trouble figuring it out Import-Module ...
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How to get Security update only for window 10 and server 2019?

So previously for Win7 and servers up to 2012R, we push out [Security Monthly Quality Roll up ] updates, looks like they are no longer available for Windows 10 and Server 2019? What is the current ...
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Frustrated with WSUS - is there a WUfB for Servers?

I have been struggling with trying to manage Windows Server Update Service (WSUS). I was doing some googling the other day and came across Windows Update for Business (WUfB). It seemed like the sweet ...
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Optimize WSUS for work-from-home users

We self-host our infrastructure. Most users work from home using (more or less) poor Internet connections with VPN. Besides MS E5 and third-party options, is there a (documented) method of getting ...
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Using the core L3 switch to control Delivery Optimization--bad idea?

I want to decrease download traffic from our WSUS server as much as possible. One way to do this, I am thinking, is to enable Delivery Optimization between network subnets using Group Policy and by ...
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Can SCCM or WSUS actively initiate a new TCP connection to the client?

I have computers connected to a corporate domain network with SCCM (+WSUS?) running on common TCP ports (8531, 443, 80 I guess). The computers are behing a hw firewall and new outbound connections to ...
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Why are Windows Cumulative Updates taking so long and why are there so many superseded updates on my servers?

Background Our servers are Server 2016 Version 1607 Our servers have been created at varying times, some have been up for a few months, others a few years We deploy our patches via SCCM The Issue ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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