SBS 2011 - After Migration - WSUSService service is Stopped

Posted on 2011-05-01
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Just finished my first SBS 2011 migration from SBS 2003.
This was using a combination of the official MS Doc and the great guide on this site.

A few thing have come up and I will raise them separately

I keep getting this Alert, Can you please confirm which Service would be sending this as I believe all that services that should be started are started.

PS the SBS 2011 has been fully patched by Windows Update.


Alert on SERVER at 5/2/2011 12:10:07 PM

WSUSService service is Stopped.

This service enables the download of Windows Updates to this Windows Server Update Services Server.

For more information about this event, see the event logs on the server computer. You can restart this service by using the View Services task in the Server Management Monitoring and Reporting task-pad.

You can disable this alert by using the Change Alert Notifications task.
Question by:it-pro
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    Accepted Solution

    SBS 2011 does set up WSUS by default. This alert is letting you know that WSUS is not getting updates, so you do have a service issue you will needto address if you plan on using WSUS.

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    Author Comment

    What If I don't want to use WSUS how would I disable this specific alert.
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    Author Comment

    Which one is it ?, I cannot find it under View Notification settings / Services, Only Update Server which I have un-ticked - still yet it still comes  comes every 10 or so minutes..
    I have following this to disable WSUS on 2011
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    Author Comment

    Sorry Found it "update Services"
    All good now

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