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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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Updates through WSUS fails on Windows 8.1 with error 0x80070643

I have wsus on windows server 2008 and i have two machines with windows 8.1 where updates fail with error 0x80070643. There are exactly 8 updates that fail: KB3080457 KB3081397 KB3081398 KB3081399 ...
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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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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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Windows update error 80072EE2 connecting to WSUS

We have a new HP Elitebook 8440p with Windows 7 Pro 64-bit we are deploying on our network. It can run Windows Updates just fine across the Internet; however, when I point it to get Windows Update via ...
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Free, automated OS-independent update management solutions [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What causes Black Screen of Death after Windows Update Failure on Windows 7 x64(0x80070057)

Receiving error 0x80070057 while performing Windows Updates on Windows 7 (64-bit). Tried the following: Ran Windows Update Troubleshooter. It fixed several Registry problems, but still reports a ...
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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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there is not updates in my WSUS for window server 2012

i have WSUS configured in Windows server 2008 . and i have mix environment of window 7 ,server 2008 ,2003 and Server 2012 . but i did't seen any updates in WSUS for window server 2012 .in wsus ...
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Can You Remove KB Updates to Client Machines from SCCM 2012 Push

In our enterprise environment we have the machines that get the typical push updates via SCCM 2012. Among these are the usual Windows KB updates. However, on one machine in Software Center, there are ...
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Powershell: Windows patching on multiple servers

We have about 1000+ servers and they patch by WSUS. In WSUS we assigned the patch and after that we login to the servers and download n Install the patches. Once it done we restart the machine as per ...
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How to calculate CAL number for additional server

Currently: we have 100 clients and 1 Domain Controller server also works as file server. We bought 100 Client Access Licenses (CAL) together with Windows Server license. Now we are going to buy ...
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Can a .bat file be used to edit group policy?

I'm setting up a wsus for a local college, and I'm looking into ways that are more effect for updating the Group policy on the computers so that they update via the wsus. Is there a way I can make a ...
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How to view/monitor another WSUS server from an existing WSUS server?

Scenario: I work for an organisation which has an office in the UK and another (smaller) office in Kenya. Our UK office has a WSUS server which sends out updates to every computer on the domain ...
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Automatic Deployment role in sccm2012R2

I'm configuring some Automatic deployment rule in SCCM2012R2 .After specifying product updates ,the wizard noticed that just first 1000 update will deployed .So I divided updates in two rules .now I ...
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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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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 ...