Solved

Removing Admin rights to the users laptops breaking WSUS windows updates

Posted on 2013-01-23
4
389 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-25
Is that a legitimate excuse not to remove admin rights to the users laptops?  My vendor does't want to do it because issues at the previous project.  It broke WSUS updates and Windows updates cannot be pushed.
Anyone saw the same issue before?
0
Comment
Question by:Tiras25
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
4 Comments
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
choward16980 earned 125 total points
ID: 38811702
The windows update service does not run with local user permissions on windows 7. I've seen it break on XP prior to the windows 3.1 installer needing to be installed through IE.
0
 
LVL 24

Assisted Solution

by:smckeown777
smckeown777 earned 125 total points
ID: 38811712
No...WSUS will push to a client machine, nothing to do with the user account...

What server OS are we talking about here?

SBS 2003/2008/2011 will push updates to client machines without issue regardless of the user being an admin, that's how WSUS is designed...but maybe some of the WSUS GPO settings are different/changed from the default...
0
 
LVL 57

Assisted Solution

by:Mike Kline
Mike Kline earned 125 total points
ID: 38811718
The don't need admin rights, that would be a horrible design.

In the immortal words of Joe Richards

"Please slap that consultant and say it was from me."  :)

Thanks

Mike
0
 
LVL 54

Assisted Solution

by:McKnife
McKnife earned 125 total points
ID: 38811762
> Anyone saw the same issue before?
What issue? Please describe it a little at least. "broken" is not very descriptive.
WSUS does not push, but clients pull. And yes again, the update service does not care about what group the user is in - if the update service is set to do scheduled installs.
0

Featured Post

Online Training Solution

Drastically shorten your training time with WalkMe's advanced online training solution that Guides your trainees to action. Forget about retraining and skyrocket knowledge retention rates.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Always backup Domain, SYSVOL etc.using processes according to Microsoft Best Practices. This is meant as a disaster recovery process for small environments that did not implement backup processes and did not run a secondary domain controller that ne…
Recently, Microsoft released a best-practice guide for securing Active Directory. It's a whopping 300+ pages long. Those of us tasked with securing our company’s databases and systems would, ideally, have time to devote to learning the ins and outs…
This tutorial will show how to configure a single USB drive with a separate folder for each day of the week. This will allow each of the backups to be kept separate preventing the previous day’s backup from being overwritten. The USB drive must be s…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you the basics of configuring your computer to improve its speed. It will also teach you how to disable programs that are running in the background simultaneously. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating…

738 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question