WSUS

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 have 4 Windows 7 laptops with SP1 that need to be updated to the latest versions of Windows 7 is there a service pack that will bring them right up to date or do I have to suffer  the huge list of updates that always seem to end up "restore back to previous version"
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How may I use WSUS server to install 'meltdown and spectre' related patches on my Windows 2012-R2 servers? I have enabled Critical, Security and Definition updates, but don't find  'meltdown and spectre' related patches in installed updates. Thanks.
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We have purchased an RMM tool that also does windows updates. How can i turn off WSUS on those environments? Some run WIndows Server 2008 and 2012
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Hi,

I'm trying to find out if you can push feature updates for win 10 via WSUS on Server 2008 R2.
Everything I've seen so far suggests you need at least Server 2012.

We can push normal updates currently even if the machines report as Vista machines instead of Win10.

Is my research to date correct or has anyone any info I've missed.
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i have WSUS set up on my network. All network computers are set to receive the updates thru it. It appears that 2 laptops have started to download the win 1803 update which i had not approved for WSUS. what could be a cause for downloading the 1803 update? WSUS is working so can these laptops "sneak by" the WSUS?
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Hi Expert,

I have question regarding the WSUS server.  I am looking to use wsus server for updates nearly 4k clients mixed windows 7 and windows 10 to download and install updates in  complex AD structure and nested computer OU like , Computer ------Site 1  ---Apple ---Orange  etc.
Is there any way or power shell script or any vb script which can populate Computer and nested OU with WSUS under Computer tab? I am sure someone may have done same specially working in large organization.
Please assist any script that can bring AD Computer OU hierarchy into WSUS and Then I can create my GPO to deploy or force clients to get all the updates using wsus.

Please advise.

Regard
Asif
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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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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?
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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
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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 bitcasccm01.bayitnc.com
2018-07-13 07:10:31  End: GetConfigValue
2018-07-13 07:10:31  SQL instance name is bitcasccm01.bayitnc.com
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 …
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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 ?

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Keith
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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)
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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.

windows10.0-kb4284880-x64_34d88e02608fa8c7db3dda395434d93ba109169c.msu

windows10.0-kb4284880-x64_delta_ddc8a4e151a275c051e35329abe2fdc6cac13eb8.msu

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?
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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
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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?
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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?
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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 ?
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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?
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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?
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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 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35747 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
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Hello,

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.


Regards
Asif
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Hello I use WSUS on Server 2016 to deply updates throughout the LAN, I have one Upstream & on Downstream.  Everything has been working fine, until this morning when I attempt to sync the downstream to the upstream it fails.  I can ping back & forth not sure what's happened.
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After (2 of us) electing to approve ONLY security updates in WSUS and being extremely careful not to include any updates with Windows 10 in the subject we are left with Windows 10 update 1803 being deployed throughout the company. The deployment is an issue in itself, but the greater concern is how these updates became approved.

Once we discovered 1803 being deployed I went back into WSUS and saw a host of Win10 related updates as being approved, none of which were seen the day previous when the approvals to security patches were made.

Has anyone seen this before of have a logical explanation? Other than the possibility of two of us overlooking the slew of Win10 updates the only related thought I can offer is that the WSUS server was restarted between approval and deployment (to install its own updates).

BTW - no-one has access to WSUS other than the 2 admins that worked together on approving the updates.

Thanks!
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WSUS

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.