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What is "preview of quality rollup"

A "preview of monthly rollup" patch is just what it says. A preview. Of a monthly rollup. Definition: A tested, cumulative set of new updates that are packaged together and distributed over ...
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WSUS difference between Windows 10 and Windows 10 GDR-DU Products

GDR-DU mean General Distribution Release (Dynamic Update) Sadly from TechNet no resource seem wrote for that. From the information I have it's file kept for upgrading from a build to another, to ...
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Windows Server 2016 not updating through WSUS

Ok, after spending 3 weeks with Microsoft's technical support department we have solved the problem. The problem is with Dual Scan trying to connect to Windows Update (online) and failing. When it ...
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How to completely wipe WSUS and start again

Use official instructions There is now an official blog post out: TechNet Blogs: 2016-10-18, Meghan Stewart, Recreating the SUSDB and WSUS Content folder for a Windows Server 2012 based WSUS computer ...
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Windows 10 Optional Feature Optical Character Recognition Install Failed

After researching this on and off for ages, i finally came across a proper fix for this issue! The problem is applicable to clients that are pointed at a WSUS server and that is where they try to ...
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Why can Win10 Nodes Check In With WSUS But Not Pull Updates (0x8024401c)

I made the following changes in the IIS Application Pool for the WSUS Page: Queue Length: 25000 from 10000 Limit Interval (minutes): 15 from 5 "Service Unavailable" Response: TcpLevel from HttpLevel ...
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Disable or Uninstall Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Server KB890830 Automatic Maintenance

Turns out the Automatic Maintenance tasks are managed by C:\Windows\System32\MSchedExe.exe and the Scheduled Tasks under the \Microsoft\Windows\TaskScheduler folder. It then will run other tasks that ...
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How do you use a variable in a Puppet Manifest?

Have you tried it this way? class excellent { $cool = 'Saturday' class { 'wsus_client': server_url => 'http://acme.com', auto_update_option => 'Scheduled' ...
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How to use Powershell to see status of an update in server?

As far as I understand your question you need Get-WsusUpdate cmdlet. Full information on the cmdlet: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh826154(v=wps.630).aspx List of WSUS PowerShell ...
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What will happen if disk space is exhausted on a WSUS server?

It happened to me in the past, just no new update will be downloaded, but it break nothing. From newer WSUS's console you can disable patch storing on the WSUS server for the time you add space to ...
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Do I really need WSUS and if I disable WSUS will the workstation automatically pickup windows updates?

Do I really need WSUS? No. You can configure computers to pull updates directly from Microsoft, in which case you will not need WSUS. Any easy instruction to disable WSUS? Remove the WSUS Server ...
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Windows 10 Optional Feature Optical Character Recognition Install Failed

I was running Windows 10 Build 1803 on a workstation that had been reset. It would constantly attempt to install optional language packs, but fail with error code 0x800F0594. I finally found a ...
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How to force BITS to download WSUS updates in foreground in Win Server 2012?

There is no way to change this settings using windows gui. Open a Powershell and run following commands: $conf=(get-wsusserver).GetConfiguration() $conf.BitsDownloadPriorityForeground=$true $conf....
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Windows 10 circumvents WSUS

Thank you for your question. It makes me feel that I'm not the only one who is in pain since the inception of Windows 10! The solution is very simple: Ensure that you copy of Windows 10 1703 does not ...
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Is there a Microsoft alternative to WSUS other than SCCM?

SCCM isn't an alternative to WSUS. It simply adds an orchestration layer on top. It's still WSUS under the hood. Since MSFT already makes SCCM and WSUS any other service offering would be in ...
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Wsus: staging OU

That's one key benefit of using a WSUS server. You either create these groups manually or by GPO. You then "accept" updates for your groups and only these computers will download / install updates. ...
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Why are Windows Cumulative Updates taking so long and why are there so many superseded updates on my servers?

TL:DR In short, the superseded updates were being caused by a Windows Owned scheduled task failing. This scheduled task is responsible for cleaning up superseded updates. To fix this, you're able to ...
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WSUS on 2012R2 HUGE amount of files

You're downloading all the available updates for 7 (or 11 or 12, you don't specify architecture) operating systems, 5 (or 10, you don't specify architecture) versions of Office, and a version of ...
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How to connect clients to INTERNAL WSUS server but download the approved updates from Microsoft?

Open WSUS Administration Click Options Click Update Files Select Do not store updates locally; computers install updates from Microsoft Update https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd939910%28v=...
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How do I make Windows Updates install automatically without rebooting the server?

Interestingly enough, I'm working on a very similar project for a client. Unfortunately, there isn't any way to download and install the updates and hold a pending required reboot. What you can do is ...
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Canceling WSUS download process

You can do it with the PowerShell cmdlets for WSUS: (Get-WsusServer).CancelAllDownloads()
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Windows Server 2016 not updating through WSUS

If you scan the web you'll see all the things @Redwizard000 tried being suggested so it's clear @Redwizard000 tried really hard to solve this one (see https://serverfault.com/a/940236/203726 for how @...
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Enable WSUS targeting using PowerShell

Server Fault is not a script writing service. However, you need to get some things clear first... I need ... to enable client side targeting. If you have a Windows AD Domain, use Group Policy ...
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Group Policy Management Option Not Available

How do I find the Group Policy Management panel? Is there a menu setting I'm missing, or another way to open it? Any help is appreciated. You need to install the "Group Policy Management" feature ...
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Using get-wsuscomputer with -ComputerUpdateStatus

There is a bug in the WSUS PowerShell Module. I decompiled Module and the GetWSUSComputer command looks like somebody defaulted a variable to all statuses if null even though the variable hadn't had a ...
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Deploying Windows 10 anniversary through WSUS

Depending on how your WSUS server is configured, you may first need KB3159706. Also see: http://m.windowsitpro.com/windows-10/windows-10-anniversary-update-arrive-wsus-and-configmgr-users-august-16 ...
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Correct GPO setting to use Internal WSUS with MS update servers

That GPO seems to suggest that the clients will be reaching out to our internal WSUS server for updates. Now i don't know if that means it will reach out to the internal server to see what updates ...
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WSUS able to differentiate between OS for approved updates?

is WSUS smart enough to only hand out updates that apply to their specific OS to each machine Yes.
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How to use Powershell to see status of an update in server?

Use following commands: $wsus = [Microsoft.UpdateServices.Administration.AdminProxy]::getUpdateServer() $wsus.SearchUpdates("KB3035583") See the output for details of the update. Please note that KB ...
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Windows Update GPOs are not being applied

For group policy you're first go-to on looking into what is applied (or not) and why should be the GPRESULT command. It is rather similar to the good ol rsop.msc but I find some added benefit in a ...
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