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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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The recent Microsoft changes on update philosophy for Windows pre-10 and their impact on existing WSUS implementations.
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What to do when Windows Update is not working correctly? What tools can I use to detect the cause of the malfunction problem? What does this numeric error code mean? These and other questions that you have been asking in the past are answered here (or at least you will know what to do next).
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by:Hector2016
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Please, dont. I had corrected it manually.
Let it just as is.
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Microsoft Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) is free for everyone, but it lacks of some desirable features like send an e-mail to the administrator with the status of all computers on the WSUS server. This article is based on my PowerShell script to create this report.
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by:Mathieu Bims
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Same problem as @Graceyin..

I only wish one group report and i don't understand the entirely script. So it's difficult for me to do modification. I modified different lines but same issue : not working. If i report all computers, i'll have 4000 computers !

thks for helping us
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by:madhukar mali
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Hello Team ,

while running script i am getting below error
Remove-Item : Cannot find path 'C:\Script\PcStatusReport.txt' because it does not exist.
At C:\Script\WSUS.PS1:21 char:1
+ Remove-Item -force PcStatusReport.txt # This is a small log file to keep track o ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (C:\Script\PcStatusReport.txt:String) [Remove-Item], ItemNotFoundException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PathNotFound,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.RemoveItemCommand
 
Exception calling "GetUpdateServer" with "3" argument(s): "The request failed with HTTP status 403: Forbidden."
At C:\Script\WSUS.PS1:27 char:1
+ $Wsus = [Microsoft.UpdateServices.Administration.AdminProxy]::GetUpdateServer($U ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [], MethodInvocationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : WebException
 
You cannot call a method on a null-valued expression.
At C:\Script\WSUS.PS1:51 char:1
+ $wsus.GetComputerTargets($CTScope) | Sort -Property FullDomainName | ForEach {
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [], RuntimeException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : InvokeMethodOnNull
 
VERBOSE: You must run this script from as administrator to read WSUS database.


Please help me to fix this issue

Thanks,
Madhukar
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In a recent article here at Experts Exchange, I discussed my nine-month sandbox testing of the Windows 10 Technical Preview, specifically with respect to running Nuance's PaperPort 14.5. I received a private message from a fellow PaperPort user who read the article asking me if I'm aware that Windows 10 is using my computer to help distribute itself. I was not aware of it!

Perhaps I missed this during my nine-month experimentation with the W10 Technical Preview, or maybe Microsoft added that feature only in the official release (Build 10240), but when I checked it out, it is true. I was very surprised to find that W10 is, in essence, using my PC as a peer-to-peer server in distributing updates and apps, and I figured that other Experts Exchange members may also not be aware of it. So I decided to write this article, which also shows how to disable it.

Sidebar:  During the article review process, an EE Page Editor (MASQ) pointed out that this feature was introduced in March with Build 10036 — I did, indeed, miss it! My thanks to MASQ for this information, and for providing a link to Leaked Windows 10 build hints at peer-to-peer patching, an interesting article about it in The Register.

First, I'll explain how to find the feature (the screenshots in this article are from Version 10.0, Build 10240, created via an automatic update from the Technical Preview version of the Windows Insider Program):

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by:MtHolly
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So, does turning off WUDO "Updates From More Than One Place" stop my system from distributing Windows 10 and updates?  Or, just stop it from getting updates from unknown sources?
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by:Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVE
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Hi MtHolly,
Turning it off does both — (1) stops your system from getting updates and apps from other PCs (meaning it gets them just from Microsoft) and (2) stops your system from distributing/sending updates and apps to other PCs. Regards, Joe
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