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i have a windows update failing to install on a pc windows 7  (kb3039720) update for microsoft office 2013 32 bit.

i am not sure why this is failing but we use office 2010 and not 13 but still choose to install these updates through wsus

need to pin point why its failing. am i missing something on the pc, i have managed to run on other pcs with no issues ?
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TL;DR: Microsoft Updates are failing with 0x8024002e using WSUS or straight from Microsoft. We run Windows 10, and it is affecting most of our 150 workstations.
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We have been running (with spotty success) a WSUS server for several years, and it periodically blows up. Fine. This most recent time I set a new one up from scratch, synced and let the GPO do its thing. At some point in time, I'm not sure exactly which Patch Tuesday, people got  0x8024002e error across the board. It wouldn't even try on the workstation, if you hit "Update" it would immediately return the error.

So, I changed the GPO to let people download MS Updates from MS, and eliminated WSUS. Well, people get a list of waiting updates, but they are basically failing with the same error.

I'm familiar with Update blowouts, and all the byzantine steps you're supposed to take to rectify it, and most of the time it fails and I've wasted 45 minutes going through all the various suggestions online...which usually link back to the same two or three solutions (stop the services, rename SoftwareDistribution and catroot2, pray, reset security contexts, blah blah blah).  0x8024002e seems to be a pretty nebulous error. My feeling is WSUS corrupted the updates somehow, and now they can't get the updates from MS either.

So, not only have the solutions really not worked, but even if that were a solution, it would take roughly a week to do that on every …
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OK this seems shocking to me.  I've just started a new sys admin role (my 1st sys admin role) and I am looking after a clients SBS2011 server which has over 35000 updates waiting to be approved/installed.  I've got the number down a bit by removing superseded updates but I'm after some advice.  I'll be starting with Critical and then Security updates 1st by trickling them in but should I be looking at installing all of them or can I get by on just the Critical/Security updates?

A bit of extra background.  The current sys admin is leaving and the only other guy here is more 1st/2nd line so isn't much help.  Google has been my only friend so far.  That being said, advice is definitely required so feel free to chip in with your thoughts.
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In Windows 10 Pro there used to be an option to 'Check online for updates from Microsoft update'. This was always very helpful because it allowed a user to check for updates above and beyond what may or may not have been approved and rolled out from my WSUS server.

That option appears to have disappeared recently. My question is this ... can they still check online for updates?

For instance, I do not want to select SQL Server under 'Products and Classifications' on my WSUS server. It is our company policy to not force those updates out via the WSUS server but to allow the SQL Administrator to check and install updates on their own.

If I don't select SQL server on my WSUS server, will they still be able to go online and check for updates for all of their Microsoft products installed on that computer?

I have read that a GPO setting can remove the 'check online' option but I don't think that is the case here because we have not changed our GPO settings for windows updates.

Even on my home non domain personal computer the 'check online' option is no longer there.
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Hello all,
I have a brand new Windows 2016 Standard server with WSUS installed on it.  This has been working great for the past two months.  The WSUS is using WID for it's database.
We had to install SQL server 2016 on the same server and since then the WSUS will not come up.
Every time I try to run it I get an error that it is not responding.
I have no idea what to do on this.
Please help.
Thanks,
Kelly W.
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I have a domain with two DC's both running Server 2008 R2.
DC1 have following roles: ADDS, ADCS, DFS, DHCP Server, DNS Server, NPS
DC2 have following roles: ADDS, DFS, IIS, DNS Server, WSUS

Now I'm planning on replacing these two DC's with new ones but I'm hesitant to have all these roles on the new DC's, specially ADCS, NPS and WSUS.

How would you guys tackle this?

Worth noticing is that I have more than enough resources in my cluster to have one server for each role, but I think that's a bit over the top, and also kind of expensive :)
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We currently run WSUS for updating our client systems across all our sites.
It's a single WSUS server at head office with all clients set to receive and install updates through the night.

We have an issue were laptop users visit other sites and connect to the WIFI, because their laptop has not been on through out the night they start downloading all the updates at the remote site over our MPLS. This causes a strain on our bandwidth that we can't have.

Is there any way that I can setup laptop users to only download updates when they are connected to our head office network (VLAN)?
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If a security patch in declined in WSUS, will it be removed automatically on my client's workstation ?

Thx
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Hi,

Considering to use WSUS...
Every once in a while I get a new computer to install windows, I have a lan network with no internet access.
If I connect WSUS to the internet once a week to get updated from microsoft - can I than use it to update computers that are not in my domain... ? I do not want them in my domain,
Just to connect the lan and have them pull the updates from WSUS and then pass them to other network?
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Hello, I 'm testing WSUS and want to remove an update to test this function. I have a deadline set and everything looks good per the console but my test client still has the update even though I setup a deadline. Just how long does it take for an update to be removed?
Thanks!!
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As per subject, I find more and more hosts with significant differences in proposed updates. WSUS has been set up with automatic approval of critical and security updates, and the hosts reports no updates are needed. But  checking online Windows Update, the result is a 66 updates needed. Could it be the problematic hosts stopped reporting status on WSUS and as such I went ahed and declined updates which did not show up as needed  - i got about 400 hosts and i don't check their reporting status regularly.

I would like to understand wether my hosts need further updating or not, and I'm trying to avoid checking every single update proposed by Windows Update against its WSUS counterpart.
Client OS is Windows 2012 R2, Wsus OS is Windows 2012 R2 and  up and running since march 2014.
I perform maintenance on WSUS about 2 times/year (declining superseded updates and the such).
Thank you for any help
Ciao
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We have a working WSUS server here onsite that pushes out updates to machines on the following OS's- Win 7, Win 10, Win Server 2008 R2, Win server 2012, Win server 2012 r2, win server 2008 but any machines we have here that are on Win 8.1 will not update either via WSUS or manually by going to windows update section and clicking on 'search for updates',

We have over 20 windows 8.1 machines onsite and only 7 machines have checked in with WSUS

is there any reason why this OS would have issues checking in with WSUS or downloading updates in general?
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We have Windows 10 build 1607 with RSAT installed. We are trying to use it to connect to an internal WSUS server running Windows 2008 R2 on port 80. Each time we try to connect it says it can't connect to the server on that port. We have verified that WSUS is running on port 80 and the computer is in the proper group on the domain. Is there something else we can do to troubleshoot or fix the problem?
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A security patch can't be applied to a Exchange server and the server is repoerted as 99% completed. On the Window update of the Exchnage server, it is reported as up-to-date.

Any idea why the patch can't be updated ? Is it possible to remove the update for this server only such that it will reported the status as 100%

Thx
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Hi, I have following simple questions as our SCCM admin is off and needs some things to sort out as I am new to SCCM 2012.

1. I want to know what/when is the latest update check was done and if those updates are installed on all computers or not. Basically I also want to see list of all latest patches deployed by date installed.

2. Also how do I see how often the updates are checked and deployed ?

3. There was a recent critical update issued by Microsoft MS16-037, how I make sure it has been downloaded and installed.

Thanks
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I have stood up a new 2016 WSUS and was hoping to just move the database but even after closely following the procedure and mounting it in the new SQL2014, WSUS was unable to read it.  I suspect it has something to do with a restructuring of the database:  See this https://support.solarwinds.com/Success_Center/Patch_Manager/Critical_MSFT_update_KB3159706_causes_WSUS_restructure_for_Windows_10_updates

I have both the old SUSDB2 and the new one mounted in SQL and can toggle WSUS via the registry,  Is there some other way to copy the approvals and declined update list to the new database?
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All our windows 7 (32 bit)  clinets don't get  pateches kb4012212 and 4012212 installed when we pushed out on WSUS.
report sayas it's not applicable ? They do get KB3024777 which we never apporved on wSUS . So why kb4012212 and 4012212 not getting instllaed. WSUS syasy in a report says   "Not applicable" whay does it mean ? and why KB3024777 getting isntalled even we don't apporve it? our 64 bit windows 7 cients are getting both patches installed with not problem , its just a 32 bit have problem.

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Hello

The D drive of WSUS server is almost full because of "Wsuscontent" folder.

Kindly let me know any suitable solution to fix this problem without affecting the server (Windows Server 2012 Standard).

Thanks & regards

Yousuf
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We have recently installed a new WSUS server and also migrated to some Windows 10.   We have noticed that there are allot of updates for Windows 10 machines that are For Language packs.  But they are not getting installed on the machines.  They just sit on the server showing 110 updates needed but don't get installed.  All other types of updates are working normally.   Any ideas on how to get these installed?
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Hi

I recently managed to setup our WSUS server and i have the majority of our corporate client computers checking in and downloading their updates. I noticed that our storage was being filled rapidly by updates, therefore i removed products from the products list and only selected Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012 (including R2).
I only selecting Critical updates from the classifications list.
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At the moment, there are 404GB worth of updates being downloaded. Is quantity normal for Critical Updates only?

I purged the database and removed all updates from the drive, there are still 404GB of updates downloading.

Any ideas?

Thanks.
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Hello, I have been working on trying to repair a WSUS server role on my SCCM2012 server and I ended up uninstalling and reinstalling the WSUS role from the Server 2012 R2 server. I am having problems with getting client computers to access and report into the server. I have run the Solar Winds WSUS diag tool and I keep getting these three errors. But, as I research it looks to me that these are all false positives. I am not sure what to do at this point as I have over 800 machines that have been in a Not Reported status for 4 days. I have looked at the GPO and everything looks correct. I have them pointing to http://SERVER:8530. I am not really sure what else I can look at. I feel this is more of an issue with IIS and the machines can't report back? Looking forward to any help.

Thank you!
-Mike
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WSUS server installed on Windows Server 2016.

WSUS server reports that all of the 40 servers that we have in the group are missing 100+ updates, random numbers.
We dont store WSUS downloaded content locally, we have setting in WSUS: Do not store updates files locall; computers install from Microsoft Update  (we just using WSUS for reporting piece).

I have tried deleting all servers from Computers on WSUS, they all came back with same amount of missing updates.
Ran following command on client servers:  wuauclt /detectnow /resetauthorization

Cant figure out why WSUS is reporting so many missing updates on all of the servers.

Any suggestions would be great help,
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I am running Server 2012 64-bit, and a standalone WSUS 4.0 (Version 6.2.9200.21848) that is manually updated every day via offline file transfer and meta-data import from an air-gapped online WSUS Server. SQL Server 2014 is running locally on the WSUS server to host the SUSDB. I have recently re-indexed it to try and fix this issue.

Ever since it updated from 6.2.9200.18324 to the newest version WSUS Console is crashing when I try cancel the download of a Definition Update for Windows Defender, Security Essentials, or Endpoint. It only crashes on those types of updates. I need to cancel the download since it is offline. I am not sure why it is trying to download the update files when they already exist in the file storage location. Files are transferred long before the meta-data is exported. moved, and imported into said offline server.

The error message displayed is as follows:
Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
Problem Signature 1: mmc.exe
Problem Signature 2: 6.2.9200.16496
Problem Signature 3: 50ece2e8
Problem Signature 4: Microsoft.UpdateServices.BaseApi
Problem Signature 5: 6.2.9200.21848
Problem Signature 6: 571cc7c5
Problem Signature 7: 61e
Problem Signature 8: 1b
Problem Signature 9: System.Data.SqlClient.Sql
OS Version: 6.2.9200.2.0.0.272.7
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 9950
Additional Information 2: 99504e5b16d00ac2776c5771c670163c
Additional Information 3: cd67
Additional Information 4: cd67b1856d9540b8bc614699ba4bb3cf

I have run the …
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Hello,

I have a WSUS server which the WSUS content is under d:\wsus.

I want to copy the entire d:\wsus to the new E drive and delete d:\wsus.  What do I need to do to have make the WSUS server to recognize the new location?

Thanks.
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hi guys

We're trying to update the systems on our network. I am looking at WSUS, but so far that I see, it doesn't provide the ability to see what computers have had which updates or some sort of comprehensive reporting? Maybe it does.

So it's between WSUS or perhaps an application that can install updates, it can also install applications etc and give you decent reporting?

Thanks for your help
Yashy
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