Solved

WSUS shows clients need an update, client says no

Posted on 2013-02-05
6
6,561 Views
Last Modified: 2013-02-10
I have  two clients reporting to my WSUS server that they are in need of a particular update.  I have approved said update, but it is not installing on the clients.  Both clients are Server 2008 RTM enterprise.  If I check for updates manually from the WSUS on the clients, they say Windows is up to date.  What can I do to either install this update or reset the status?
0
Comment
Question by:Winstink
6 Comments
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:bigbigpig
ID: 38855734
Are the updates approved for install for the specific group that the client machines are a member of?
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:Metaltree
ID: 38855739
On the client stop the Windows Update and Background Intellgient Transfer Service services.

Once these are stopped, delete the 'SoftwareDistribution' folder from the c:\windows directory.

Reboot the computer, try to run updates again.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverwsus/thread/f5744a18-d4ca-4631-8324-878b9225251d/
0
 
LVL 47

Expert Comment

by:Donald Stewart
ID: 38855953
Most likely there is a pending reboot needed for past updates that were installed. Future updates will not install until a reboot has taken place.
0
Are your AD admin tools letting you down?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:Winstink
ID: 38856005
The update is approved for the group that the client is in.  After doing the procedure and rebooting, it detected an additional update.  I installed that, ran wuauclt /reportnow and it still shows the one update is needed.
0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
Winstink earned 0 total points
ID: 38857346
the update in question was "windows server software update 3.0 SP2 dynamic installer for server manager"  found the link below.  

http://www.winvistatips.com/972493-update-server-manager-x64-edition-wsus-says-its-required-computers-but-those-computers-don-t-get-t816263.html

basically i just need to decline the update and remove WSUS and Server
Manager dynamic installers categories.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Closing Comment

by:Winstink
ID: 38872816
once i looked up the update being problematic, I was able to fix my problem.
0

Featured Post

Does Powershell have you tied up in knots?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

Question has a verified solution.

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

I have been working as System Administrators since 2003. I recently started working as a FreeLancer and was amazed to find out that very few people are taking full advantage of their Windows Server Machines. Microsoft Windows Server comes with so…
I was asked if I could set up a fax machine so that incoming faxes were delivered to people's Exchange inboxes and so that they could send faxes from their desktops without needing to print the document first.  I knew it was possible but I had no id…
This tutorial will give a an overview on how to deploy remote agents in Backup Exec 2012 to new servers. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, are global settings for the application such as connecting to a remote Back…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…

856 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