Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), previously known as Software Update Services (SUS), is a computer program developed by Microsoft that enables administrators to manage the distribution of updates and hotfixes released for Microsoft products to computers.

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I reinstalled Wsus and it works fine for a few hours and then it can't open the server in console and I get all these wsus errors 12032, 12022, 12002, 12012, 13042, 12072, 12052 in the event viewer.

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I do not have access to the SCCM server ... only the Windows 7 clients. How to fix software center "Waiting to install"? This is a common problem on many clients, but not all.
I have tried:
foreach($i in gwmi -Namespace root/ccm/policy/machine/actualconfig -Class ccm_softwaredistribution -Filter "ADV_AdvertisementID='CS123456'"){$i.delete()}

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This only seems to address the applications that were waiting, not the updates.
We built a new WSUS server and 13 of the 33 computers still have the old server name in their registry.  

How can I fix this?
Hello ,

I have some queries  regrading NEW WSUS server setup , Please provide your suggestion on below mentioned points.

1.  Which DB should use WID or SQL Express ?
2. Is it recommended to push Services pack to  WSUS client machine like (win8/10 ),As services pack comes with hefty file size &  it may impact network perform if same time all machine try to get update from WSUS?
3. In case of downstream wsus server , Do we need to have DB for respective downstream server ?

Please help me out with these queries .

I am in the process of configuring System Center 2016 (SCCM) to synchronize and distribute Windows updates on a Server 2016 server.

I noticed that within the "Products" section of the "Add Site System Roles Wizard" there is no selection for Server 2016 and Windows 10.

Server 2016 and Windows 10 are the only updates that I need to synchronize and distribute.

How can I select Server 2016 and Windows 10 (when they don't appear within this list)?

SCCM products to sync
I installed the WSUS role on a SErver 2016 server but have received a messaged that the WSUS Post-deployment configuration failed.

I have attached the log file for this error.

What do I need to do to fix this issue?

Here are the contents of this file:

2018-07-13 07:10:31  Postinstall started
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Detected role services: Api, Database, UI, Services
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Start: LoadSettingsFromXml
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Start: GetConfigValue with filename=UpdateServices-Services.xml item=ContentLocal
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Value is true
2018-07-13 07:10:31  End: GetConfigValue
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Start: GetConfigValue with filename=UpdateServices-Services.xml item=ContentDirectory
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Value is \\bitcaad01\wsus$\
2018-07-13 07:10:31  End: GetConfigValue
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Content directory is \\bitcaad01\wsus$\
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Start: GetConfigValue with filename=UpdateServices-DB.xml item=InstanceName
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Value is
2018-07-13 07:10:31  End: GetConfigValue
2018-07-13 07:10:31  SQL instance name is
2018-07-13 07:10:31  End: LoadSettingsFromXml
Post install is starting
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Start: Run
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Fetching WsusAdministratorsSid from registry store
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Value is (null)
2018-07-13 07:10:31  Configuring content directory...
2018-07-13 07:10:31  System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path …
In the WSUS 2012 console, if I go to Updates > All Updates and filter by 'Any Except Declined, Status = Failed' I see that an update (2018-06 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1803 for x64-based Systems (KB4284835)) installed for 91% of the computers but for some, there were errors. Double-clicking on this line item generates the report, which shows:

For 4 computers the Status = Installed
For 48 computers the Status = Not Applicable
For 6 computers the Status = No Status
For 6 computers the Status = Failed.

Over the last week, I tried a few times right-clicking on the failed update and selecting 'Approve' again, hoping that something would kick in and WSUS would attempt to trigger these updates again. But that doesn't seem to work.

I found some articles online that describe how to run the Windows Update Troubleshooter tool or stop the Service, delete the contents of the update folder, restart the Service and try again, but I imagine there's no automated way to do this. (I'd have to do this manually on each workstation?)

Are there any tricks or tips for getting updates to install?

One more thing: In that WSUS report, I can click on the 'Failed' link under the Status column (next to each of the 6 computers that failed) and a pop-up window shows the error. Almost all of them simply say "Error: Download failed."    Does this mean WSUS is not downloading this update? Or it is not able to push the update to the workstation? Or is the workstation trying to …
Dear All

           I have a WSUS server and already made approval for "feature update to window 10, version 1709, en-us , and when i look at the status report, i see that the client has not yet sent the events have been purged from the server, it been a fews days already, and the status report still remain like this, just wonder is that normal ? how do i get the update install on the window 10 computers ?


How are people managing the huge Windows 10 updates with WSUS and Group Policy?  The Fall/Spring updates have been rather large and once installed take a while to configure.  We are using Windows 10 Pro and WSUS.  I have WSUS configured to install the update and not force a reboot but once the users reboot it takes a while.  Id like to schedule this to happen outside of working hours so the users aren't waiting ages whilst it reboots and configures.
What is the KB number of the most recent Server 2016 update?

I have some Server 2016 servers that need to have their updates manually installed and would like to download and install the most recent full update so that way I will only have to install one update and won't have to download and install several updates.
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What are the differences between the full and delta Windows update files?

For example, the Windows update KB428488 has two files available on the update catalog website (see below).

When would I use the full installation file as opposed to the delta installation file?

windows10.0-kb4284880-x64_34d88e02608fa8c7db3dda395434d93ba109169c.msu (1.3 GB)

windows10.0-kb4284880-x64_delta_ddc8a4e151a275c051e35329abe2fdc6cac13eb8.msu (727 MB)
I need to manually install some windows updates on certain Server 2016 servers (such as the KB4284880 update).

I have searched the Windows Server Update Server folder (that contains all of the downloaded update files) for the update filenames but haven't been able to find them.



Is there any way of extracting these updates into MSU files from the WSUS server so I can manually install them on the servers that need these updates manually installed? Or will I simply need to download them from Microsoft's website?
I'm having a problem on a Windows 7 workstation installing "2018-06 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB4284826)". The update repeatedly fails with error code 8024200D. I've tried every step in, to no avail. The final step in this link suggests reinstalling Windows. I just did that not long ago with a scratch install. I really don't want to do that again.

Maybe related, maybe not: On Monday this computer was showing a black screen with a movable cursor. That's it. I ended up restoring the computer to close-of-day Friday (Acronis) and it was then back in action, but since then unable to install this update. I have been able to install one or two optional updates.

I'm having an issue with my WSUS server.  I've manually updated clients that were reporting failed updates.  I've checked the machines and they are updated, however wsus is still reporting them as failed.  Is there anyway to sync this?  I've tried rebooting but that does nothing.  It's server 2016
Is the wuauclt /UpdateNow command still valid with Server 2016 to immediately start the installation of Windows updates?

If this command isn't' valid with Server 2016 are there any other commands that will immediately start the installation of Windows updates?
We have three WSUS servers configured for three different location, so I have created GPO for each location and added the computers to the GPO accordingly.
Now the problem is client computers are not showing under WSUS server as per there location. Please suggest.

I had enabled client side targeting and put the GPO name over there.

Dear All

            in recent day my server 2012 r2 WSUS getting below problem, everytime i need to restart to get it fix, but after a while the problem will occur again, any idea how i can get the problem fixed ?


12052 - the dss authentication web service is not working

12042 - the simpleauth web service is not working

12022 - the client web service is not working

12032 - the server synchronization web service is not working

12012 - the API Remoting web service is not owrking

12002 the reporting web service is not working

13042 - seif-update is not working
What is the process of setting up automatic approval of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) updates so I don't have to manually approve these updates?
After installing WSUS on 2016 core, I cannot find the option to configure the WSUS from my 2012 server manager console.  I've tried from dashboard, tools or right clicking the actual server name that has WSUS on it.  It shows up in my Server management console WSUS but I can't find the option to finalize the config before pointing my pc's to it.  It's probably a silly answer but I'm not getting anywhere looking myself.
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My Window 10 can't upload the latest 1803 from my WSUS.  Any idea ?
Windows 2012R2 - Windows Update failed - Error code 8024200D.  No matter what patch I select, same result. This server is a Domain Controller (Hyper-V VM) and is not part of our WSUS patching process. I have tried all the recommended procedures:

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:C:\RepairSource\Windows /LimitAccess
sfc /scannow
ren c:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

Event Viewer:
Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x8024200D: Update for Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB3012702).

- <Event xmlns="">
- <System>
  <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-WindowsUpdateClient" Guid="{945A8954-C147-4ACD-923F-40C45405A658}" />
  <TimeCreated SystemTime="2018-06-20T20:20:42.043966100Z" />
  <Correlation />
  <Execution ProcessID="820" ThreadID="3052" />
  <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
- <EventData>
  <Data Name="errorCode">0x8024200d</Data>
  <Data Name="updateTitle">Update for Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB3012702)</Data>
  <Data Name="updateGuid">{9F2B73BF-67B5-4803-AC0A-1108B5750220}</Data>
  <Data …
What are the best free services for sending emails without SMTP authentication?

I need to configure my organization's WSUS server for sending notification emails and would prefer to use a free account that doesn't require SMTP authentication.

What are the best free services for doing this?
I have a Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server setup that currently has all of the Server 2016 updates available except for the KB4103720 update (even though I have selected the WSUS server to download all of the Server 2016 updates).

I have verified this by sorting the updates chronologically by their KB numbers and by doing a search for the KB4103720 update.

I have checked and all other necessary Server 2016 updates are currently available within this WSUS server. I haven't selected for any of the other updates such as Windows 10 updates to download to the WSUS server yet since currently I only need it to update the Server 2016 servers within our network. I will add the Windows 10 updates later.

How can I manually add or make sure that this KB4103720 Server 2016 update is available to push out to the Server 2016 servers?
I clicked on the "Reports" tab of Server 2016 Windows Server Updates Services and was told that "The  "Microsoft Report Viewer 2012 Redistributable"  is required for this feature. Please close the console before installing this package."

So I clicked on the URL link and was directed to the website where I downloaded the "Microsoft Report Viewer 2012 runtime."

However, when I installed the "Microsoft Report Viewer 2012 runtime" ReportViewer.msi file I received a message that said "Setup is missing an installation prerequisite. -Microsoft System CLR Types for SQL Server 2012" (see the screenshot).

I have googled this and the results I have found have had me download several different MSI installation files without telling me exactly which one(s) I need to install. I want to make sure that I only install the component or program that I absolutely need and that I don't install anything extra.

So what is the best URL to visit to download and install the right "Microsoft System CLR Types for SQL Server 2012?"

Microsoft System CLR Types

I am planing to deploy the MS patches updates on nearly 3500 clients mixed Windows 10 and windows 7 using WUSS server.  I have no problem to creating  group under Computer node in WSUS  server and configure the GPO to push the updates for clients windows 10 & 7.
I am looking here for  help if there is way or Script which can push the updates on clients using wsus and install them at shutdown stage.  I mean when user shutdown PC the updates kicks off and install in the background.
I hope there should be way to achieve this or power shell script. Please advice.



Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), previously known as Software Update Services (SUS), is a computer program developed by Microsoft that enables administrators to manage the distribution of updates and hotfixes released for Microsoft products to computers.