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In the past, it has been easy to dismiss WSUS cleanup, especially regarding its use for SCCM. Once upon a time, there wasn’t a huge need to interfere with the WSUS system behind SCCM, as we usually just assumed that the SCCM settings would take precedence over it, and make … Read More

If your WSUS is consuming too much space on your server, it can seem like a very frustrating and daunting task to try to clear it out efficiently. As you likely know, running out of space on your server can lead to slower operation with less priority on what’s important … Read More

Here at AJ Tek, we are extremely proud of the work we’ve accomplished in creating our WSUS Automated Maintenance (WAM) software. System administrators and IT professionals around the world have been using and enjoying our software since we first released it publicly in 2015, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t … Read More

If you want to Reset the Windows Update GPO Settings because you are moving away from WSUS, or you need to for troubleshooting purposes (sometimes corruption in the registry permissions prevent expected changes from happening), the easiest way to do this is to remove the entire Registry Key:
HKLM:\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
Doing this will … Read More

Microsoft has officially announced that Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2) users will no longer be able to synchronize and download updates starting on October 31, 2021.

While this may be a surprise to some, the writing has been on the wall since early 2020 when extended … Read More

As we all know, the Windows operating system releases updates to help protect your system from security issues fairly regularly. Occasionally though, you may run into unexpected errors when trying to download a Windows 10 update using your Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). One of the WSUS errors that users … Read More

I’m sorry…. You CAN’T import the .NET 3.5 Framework, RSAT tools, or other Optional Components into WSUS. Microsoft does not allow you to do this specifically for distributing these components through WSUS. Don’t worry, there IS a way to make your life easier – it unfortunately just does not use … Read More

Here at AJ Tek, we like to keep our customers in the know when it comes to major changes to not only our WSUS Automated Maintenance (WAM) software, but the WSUS and Windows world in general! One such major announcement that we want to focus on is that Adobe, a … Read More

Sometimes your computers are to blame for WSUS crashing, more specifically, that extra data that is reported back to WSUS with regards to the hardware details of the computer. In all instances that I’ve seen of this extra data, the BIOS version data is the culprit for crashing the WSUS … Read More

Recently, Microsoft officially changed how they would be delivering updates to certain parts of Windows 10 and Windows Server that receive and install Windows Update files. This new method of bundled Windows updates is said to eliminate confusion and totally streamline the OS’s regular refreshes.

Before this change, Microsoft released all … Read More