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Questions tagged [wsus]

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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Is it necessary to separate SCCM, SUP, and WSUS roles [migrated]

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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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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WSUS WID Database recovery

My WSUS server, a Hyper-V VM running on a Window Server 2012 R2 Host, after a host power failure and later boot-up, showing error: Application: 3414 Source: MSSQL$MICROSOFT##WID An error occurred ...
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The WSUS administration console was unable to connect to the WSUS Server via the remote API

I'm trying to implement WSUS on the school's server to reduce load on our outgoing internet connection. After installing it and running into an issue (no clients would register) and rebooting the ...
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Client no show in WSUS console (windows server 2016)

I am trying to configure client (windows7) for contact with WSUS server(windows server 2016) by config registry (none AD) as below : [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\...
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Can't install an update KB4284863. Reverting changes on reboot

The system: Windows Server 2012 R2. When I try to install KB4284863 it install successfully, but on reboot it says something like "Failure to configure updates. Reverting changes" The exact error ...
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Does a local alternative to WSUS exist?

I've been researching on Google for the question in title, but haven't found much of use except one program called "WUMT" for an alternative to the built in windows update itself. Here is what I'd ...
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Posting test-signed drivers on WSUS server

Our team develops drivers and are looking into ways to automatically install drivers on systems for testing. One idea is to post drivers to a WSUS server after a build is finished on our CI server and ...
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Servers contacting WSUS server but not reporting status

I have a domain that contains only Windows Server 2016 Standard servers. Most of the servers are contacting the WSUS server but are not reporting their status. There are 40 servers and for 33 of ...
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Unable to connect from a WSUS MMC console (upstream) to another server (Downstream)

I took this image here and this is what i wish to achieve https://i.stack.imgur.com/bhVxd.png Hi All, I have tried performing this by right clicking on the WSUS MMC to connect to another computer ...
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Stop Feature upgrades and properly manage them via WSUS

In the last few months, systems have been randomly upgrading themselves, the update is not approved within WSUS and is obtained directly from Miccrosoft Servers. The upgrade to 1709/1703 is not ...
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All Windows 10 1607 Computers Fail 1703 Update: Install Error 8000FFF

I am trying to install the Feature Update 1703 through WSUS. Computers are at Windows 10 1607. I have approved the update through WSUS and it has downloaded the update and is set to be deployed. The ...
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Bulk/ automated removal of KB security update

would like to know if there are any ways to do a bulk removal of KB 3203467, which has been causing attachment issues on Outlook. Mainly blocking attachments, stating that they are unsafe. Would like ...
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How to check wsusoffline

Since standard Windows updates were stuck on a laptop (Windows 7 64-bit), I used wsusoffline. After some hours, all seems OK. From the install log of wsusoffline I can read lines like 27/05/...
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Unable to install WSUS 3.0 sp2 on Server 2008 r2

I have Windows server 2008 R2 standard edition and previously WSUS 3.0 SP2 server was work but unfortunately service not starting up, So that I tried to complete uninstall from registry, database and ...
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How to exit OOBE-Mode in cloned Virtual Machines?

I have some Virtual Machines with Windows Server 2013 R2 which are cloned. Now these clones cannot register to our WSUS. WindowsUpdate.log tells this: OOBE is in progress, so cannot perform ...
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Reduce size of WSUS offline updater

I need to get the size of wsus_client folder to under 2GB. Im only generating updates for Windows 7 and MS office. I compared the newest generated offline updates with the one I created the last time ...
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Is there any downside to using Windows offline update?

In the past I've had numerous problems with Windows Update. I started using WSUS Offline Update and found it worked extremely well. So well, in fact I don't see the point of using normal Windows ...
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WSUS shows incorrect KB 3061064 Updates for all computers [closed]

On our customer servers WSUS shows two missing "Skype for Business 2015" rollups (KB 3061064), also for pcs which haven't skype installed. Scnreenshot 1: For all pcs are two updates reported as ...
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Windows Updates stopped working with error 0x80244010 and 0x80070003

After releasing the November 2016 updates in WSUS we encounter the following situation: All physical clients (4 x W7) stopped to download updates from the local WSUS All virtual clients (2 x W7) are ...
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Hyper-v WSUS timing and reboots

I have been playing with Hyper-v and have noticed that having multiple servers and replications are good but can be complicated when WSUS gives you updates that requires reboots. My environment is 2 ...
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Windows 7/8 update will not initially check wsus

I have a weird (probably simple) problem. I recently updated a Windows 8 image file for our organization, and while everything works fine with deployment, Windows update is giving us some issues. When ...
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Broken WSUS - can't download updates

I’m really struggling to get my WSUS server to work after moving from a Server 2008 box. Any suggestions would be deeply appreciated. This is a project which I have had to put on hold for the last ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 [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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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 Microsoft ...
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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 HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\...
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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 ...