WSUS Windows Updates

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I have 3 offices. I have one WSUS server I push updates out to my clients. My clients are Vista & Windows 7 machines. EVERYTIME I push out Windows updates to the 3 offices from WSUS all of my clients get the updates & all works great except one of the offices. In this one office I ALWAYS have 5 or 6 Vista computers that will blue screen, won't boot, or have some type of issue & the only way to fix it is to do a system restore on these computers prior to when they took the updates. Any ideas why this always happens to this one office. The other 2 offices don't have this issue & all the domain computers get the same GPO & everything is the same...any ideas will greatly be appreciated.
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Mike ThomasConsultant
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
I suspect this is to do with the updates and vista not WSUS, I would be inclined to reinstall vista, get the latest service pack or get rid of vista all together.......but try updating 1 manually or not updating them at all.

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But why are the other 2 offices that have numerous Vista machines not having the same issue? Could it be I have an unknown issue in bandwidth in the office that is seeing this issue since I am pushing the WSUS updates across the WAN?
Mike ThomasConsultant
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
Vista will download and then install the updates, I have never know slow downloads to blue screen a machine but then again this is windows vista......also you are not pushing, the clients will pull, they will use BITS to transfer data when bandwidth is available they will not steal the bandwidth.

If they blue screen and rolling back fixes it this also points to problems with the installing of the updates, check the service pack levels between problematic and no problematic vista clients as a first measure. as Service Packs generally resolve many issues....also see if there are other differences between the working non working clients and things common to all the ones that fail.









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Could it be possible the users/computers that are seeing this issue are turning off their computers while the update is being downloaded or installed & corrupting it somehow? Is this possible?
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Top Expert 2010
Commented:
That would be a defincate possability yes.
Mike ThomasConsultant
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
Err definite possibility yes...

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