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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Access Denied installing updates remotely with Powershell

Im trying to install in a remote server, updates approved in our Wsus: $session=New-PSSession -ComputerName server1 Invoke-Command -Session $session -ScriptBlock { (Import-module -name "S:...
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Running WSUSutil.exe on a 64bit Windows Server

I was reading the guide on exporting and importing WSUS updates in disconnected network, and the article says You can only run WSUSutil.exe on a 32-bit platform. Does that mean that I can't use this ...
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WSUS can't install/download updates

my WSUS server (Windows Server 2019) can't install/download updates to clients (Windows 10 Pro) Approve Updates Events I'm tried to reset BITS, clean temp files but the problem is still exist. in ...
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WSUS alternative

I was wondering which is the best way or software to handle windows updates for a private network. I'm managing a network that only a few devices can go to the internet so that means all the others ...
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Invoke-Command - Get-WindowsCapability - Access is denied

is there some new GPO that for Win 10 pro N for workstations 21H2 limits who can install WindowsCapability over Enter-PSSession and Invoke-Command ? If I try Enter-PSSession and then Get-...
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does Windows Update kb3004375 get installed when I install kb3000483? and will kb3004375 not necessarily show in my list of installed updates?

I can see KB3000483 in my list of installed updates but I can't see KB3004375 and they seem to go together. Is it the case that if you have KB3000483 then you will also have KB3004375 but the latter ...
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WSUS edge update fail 0x80070643

it's a little bit of time that one of my clients do not install from wsus server the update for microsoft edge properly. After the install get to 100% return the error code 0x80070643. Already tried ...
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WSUS: Content Store drive is full (449 approved update - 1.5 TB space)?

I have here a WSUS Server on Windows Server Standard 2019. We have at the moment 449 updates approved, all stored on D:. D: has 1.5 TB, and it is full!? Any ideas what I can do? The clean up wizard ...
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WSUS Not offiering December patch for 1809 LTSC (and possibly Office 2016)

PCs here are on 1809 LTSC. November was the lasts patch WSUS offered. I know 1809 came out of support Nov 2020 for non-LTSC versions. LTSC is supposed to be supported for many years to come. Also, I ...
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Windows update: What updates are included in a Rollup update?

I will try to explain my concern with an example from windows 8.1 updates of August 2020. In wsus I can see: Security Only Update for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2, ...
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Newly setup WSUS all clients stuck at downloading 0%

Recently I created a newly WSUS setup for the first time and it's all still new to me so be gentle ;-) I've set up WSUS as described on the internet (pretty basic) and all went well without any ...
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Force Windows 10 to install automatic WSUS update

A Windows 10 PC is connected to a WSUS intranet server, like a lot of other PCs here which are functioning fine, but others do not receive WSUS updates. I've written .bat file to force remote pc to ...
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Can WSUS server be used to deliver updates to PCs outside an organization?

We would like to deliver Windows 10 updates to PCs that we ship with our our software. These PCs can be deployed in other organizations or in standalone environments at various sites without being ...
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WSUS on Non-AD Enviroment

I have a work-group Environment and WSUS installed on windows server 2016. I edited the registery of clients as follows, but still I can't see my computer in WSUS Computers list. Windows Registry ...
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Limit the installation patches from WSUS for Windows Update

We have multiple WSUS Servers, but for the example we will only be focused on one WSUS server. Here is the situation : I have multiple Windows Update patches to be downloaded and installed on ...
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Update Loop of Death, workaround requires bitlocker recovery key to boot into safe mode

One day our users turned on their laptops just to realise their screen was stuck at boot because it was waiting for an update to complete. This spinning wheel takes forever saying "Working on updates ...
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Turn off Windows Firewall for a single PC in domain?

I have many PC's in domain is there a way to Turn off Windows Firewall remotely for single PC if I'm Domain admin ? Is there a way to do this without GPO ?
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Our WSUS accidentally had Windows Insider updates turned on. How can I remove the 1909 update from my Windows Update screen without installing it?

There was a misconfiguration in my company WSUS and Windows Insider updates were accidentally included (our sysadmin checked the box for all Windows components and apparently Windows Insider was a ...
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WSUS offline update fails due to 404

OS: Windows 8.1 x64 WSUS Offline Updater Version: 11.8 for x64 Ok I have been trying to update my PC using WSUS offline updater, but the updater is unable to download from the URLs listed in the ...
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Update Features of MS Office 2016

We have installed MS Office 2016 using the MSI installer. Our WSUS server currently just provides important and security updates, but we now noticed that some issues we have with the product were ...
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Windows Update of Windows Server 2016 against local WSUS server fails

Installing a new environment built around Windows Server 2016 that has some of the servers on a network that can't reach out to the internet, we installed Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) on one ...
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PCs Get Update Error 80246002 From WSUS, all PCs in domain

I have a fresh install of Server 2016. I have WSUS installed on it as an offline WSUS server. I have a few systems connected to this WSUS server to update all my computers. Both my Windows 10 ...
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I'm having administrative privilege error with wsus offline

I'm having administrative privilege problem with wsus offline It always give me this error whenever I ran the update it is my first time using this but my account is already is an administrator it ...
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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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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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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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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. Manually doing every one is ...
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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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