This tag refers to the Windows Server Update Services. This is part of the Microsoft Windows Server software and provides (among other things) updates for Microsoft products to Windows clients.

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Failed Windows Update, Understanding Rollbacks

A little bit of background, I work as an network administrator for an investment banking company, if a computer isn't working then the directors consider that to be losing money, this means that is a ...
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WSUS for systems outside of AD/GPO

For our internal network we have a WSUS running to maintain all the machines in our network. We download every file locally to a NAS so we can push updates quickly. Is there a way we can use our WSUS ...
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Is it possible to deploy Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) via WSUS 3.0 SP2?

Internet Explorer 11 is not listed in WSUS, nor can I find the installer on http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=Internet+Explorer+11. There's plenty of updates, but not the ...
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How can I force a wsus client to download updates?

How can I force a wsus client to download all updates after I have approved them in the wsus console? wuauclt.exe /detectnow doesn't work for me.
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WSUS server not working

I have troubles getting my WSUS server to work. When clients try to search for updates, they get this error: 8024402C Unknown error. When I try to reach the WSUS website, I get access denied. I get ...
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Check if important Windows Update is available [duplicate]

When depolying any application, it could be needed, that user has computer updated to latest OS version of Windows. Windows XP/Win7/Win8. in this example, one important update is available on a ...
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What is the best way to manage WSUS updates on laptops?

we have one WSUS server distributing updates to computers in 4 school which are all part of one domain. Each school has a couple of laptop safes and I am trying to figure out a sensible way of ...
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DotNet patches relevant to OS or applications

I have doubts regarding DotNet patches, which are released over MS Security Bulletins, #patchtuesaday. Do we have to update all DotNet patches which are released over #patchthuesday? Are they really ...
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Check whether Windows Updates are being installed

I have a powershell script that’s used by the IT support department for remotely installing software on workstations. The script supports the installation of multiple products (one after another)and ...
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Free, automated OS-independent update management solutions

I know it is possible (with OCS Inventory or WSUS for instance) to manage client systems' and applications' updates. However, with OCS Inventory you have to use packages to execute scripts on client ...
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Why is my computer not updating via Windows Update?

I just recently installed Windows 8 Pro on a computer at work. The computer runs Windows Update fine while its not joined to the domain. However, once I join it to the domain it cannot perform windows ...
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Batch file to configure WSUS in Workgroup

I'd like to create a Batch file that I can then remotely execute on machines in a workgroup in order to point them at a WSUS installation. I understand it is via the use registry keys: ...
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Windows 7 root certificate updates

I work for a company that uses Windows 7 for end user computing. The Windows 7 computers are updated via a WSUS installation, and access to Microsoft Update is blocked. We have a problem with a ...
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Windows Update Fails to install updates

Windows update fails to install the updates below. How do I fix this, I've installed the fix it application Microsoft recommends but it still fails. Any ideas how to fix this? Update for ...
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Retrieve all Microsoft Windows updates

Is there any way to get information about all Microsoft updates including non-security Critical Updates? I know this can be done with WSUS but I can't use WSUS in my company. I also tried to use WUA ...
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Run command before Updates with WSUS

Due to a problem with our domain policies, before we can run an MSI installer, we have to run msiexec /regserver. What seems to happen is that the msiexec service stops running randomly (Windows XP ...
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How can I use WSUS in a Windows Workgroup?

Essentially I was wondering if it's possible to use the local gpedit.msc on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008R2 machines to configure clients to use a workgroup based WSUS installation. With this - I ...
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Change group policy using windows CMD

I want to change the group policy setting that applies the value of the Windows Update WSUS server location HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\WUServer and ...
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WSUS Windows Update keeps recommending same updates on Windows 7

A Windows 7 Ultimate PC is connected to a WSUS intranet server, like a lot of other PCs here which are functioning fine. The same 3 updates keep presenting themselves as avaiable for installation, ...
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Behaviour of disabling “Allow non-administrators to receive notifications” GPO

As the title suggests, I'm trying to figure out the specific behaviour of the following GPO when disabled: Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Allow non-administrators to receive ...
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Missing Cryptographic Service on Windows XP Pro SP3

I have a single Windows XP Pro SP3 computer that is having problems installing updates from a WSUS server. The entries in the WindowsUpdate.log point to a problem with the Cryptographic service on ...
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How can I check if a computer is configured to use WSUS?

I'm the user of a computer (Windows 7) that is part of a domain and I want to make sure its configured to use WSUS (Windows Server Update Services) and download updates from a local server instead of ...