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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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WSUS no clients visible

After reading a lot of different pages and trying out uncountable "solutions". I am not able to get WSUS working. I installed WSUS and IIS on Windows Server 2016 and only my server is visible in the ...
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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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Create a Self Signed Certificate for WSUS

I am following this as I want to set up SCCM to obtain updates for 3rd party products. Is there a way I can create a self signed certificate for WSUS? The information I can find online is using 3rd ...
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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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Create new wsus group using powershell

Is it possible to create new wsus computer groups using powershell? Is there maybe a command for it? I looked around but only found solutions using the wsus console and not powershell.
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Powershell, invoke-command with WSUS

I would like to get all the approved updates from one WSUS, so i can approve them on another WSUS. For that i thought of the following Code for the gathering part: $updates = invoke-command -...
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Windows Server 2016 - Update Management in Azure, Controlling Unscheduled Updates/Reboots

Hoping someone might have encountered this before. I have configured Windows Update Management in Azure (as per https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/automation/automation-update-management) it works ...
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WSUS Friendly Version Numbers

Is there any way for the WSUS console to display the friendly windows version of its Windows 10 Pro clients? i.e. 1803 instead of 10.0.17134.858 or 1903 instead of 10.0.18362.207.
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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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Looking for a specific SCCM / WSUS Script

to make it short, i have a Testenviorment with one Central WSUS that is connected to another WSUS in my Company. It is only a downstreamserver, so i have little Options in optimising which updates to ...
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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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Retrieve Which Computers need a specific set of updates WSUS Powershell

I'm trying to use powershell with WSUS to find which approved updates are still needed by which computer(s). Get-WsusUpdate -Approval approved -Status Needed generates the list of approved updates ...
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WSUS 2012 - Update files not available

We have an WSUS server with a WSUS Downstream server. The downstream server is triggering alerts related to some updates: Content file download failed. Reason: HTTP status 404: The requested URL ...
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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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WSUS after Server Upgrade

We have upgraded our 2008 servers to 2016, steps we renamed old servers as OLDSERVER1 and changed IP add new 2016 server kept same server Name and IP as old. Now in WSUS its still shows as 2008 server,...
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WSUS cleanup with SQL Management Studio

So I have an upstream WSUS server which never ran the cleanup wizard. The content folder is around 800GB and there were also a lot of unneeded product categories enabled including drivers. As a first ...
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Diagnose WSUS “not applicable” update

I have published a custom .msi application package to WSUS on Windows Server 2012 R2 using WSUS Package Publisher. The update is approved for a group of computers, some of which install said update ...
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Preventing Windows Server 2012 from adding default route

I have a WSUS server on a machine with 4 NIC ports. I have added a permanent route which "most of the time" forces the WSUS to use the desired NIC to get updates from Microsoft. (route -p add 0.0.0.0 ...
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Wsus: staging OU

I'm doing a rollout to a big group of users (1500) and we are being impacted by a lot of delays because of windows updates. Is it possible to create a staging OU where newly built computer can be ...
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Is it necessary to separate SCCM, SUP, and WSUS roles

I ran a test setup with at my company where I deployed SCCM to one of our VMs, but I never used our WSUS server, nor did we have a SUP server. Just how crucial is it that these three remain separate?...
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MDT Deployed Image has tanked ability to Apply Cumulative Windows 10 updates

My understanding of the issue has changed as we've been attempting to troubleshoot. It may make more sense to scroll down and read 'Update 6' first before reading through the entire body. We appear ...
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How to use PowerShell to check WSUS updates status

Usually I get a list of Windows updates KB numbers which I have to check the approval status on WSUS server for. So for me it is very annoying (and time consuming) to open WSUS console and then ...
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Is there a Microsoft alternative to WSUS other than SCCM? [closed]

WSUS 2016 "allows" 3rd party patches through APIs, but it is buggy. Is there another free alternative built in to say Windows Server 2019?
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How to reconnect clients to WSUS after 1809 causes problems after install

Doing some testing on our test environment with the 1809 update. This system is not Internet and only gets updates from WSUS. I have tried to stop the services and rename the SoftwareDistribution ...
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HUGE (1,2TB) WSUS does not get smaller when cleaning

In our company we use WSUS and for almost 2 years it was just left alone and has some problems because of it. The biggest problem is that it is blocking our hard drives because of its humongus size ...
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How to show if an update installed on windows 7 from WSUS Server?

How to identify if an update installed on windows 7 from WSUS Server? I want to understand this from client side but not server side. Thanks

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