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WSUS Automated Maintenance (WAM) is a unique product on the market. There’s nothing else that currently offers the same functionality, ease of use and low price-point. The best part of WAM is that as a system administrator, you’re able to work on other tasks, instead of spending time on WSUS … Read More

Microsoft is ‘trying’ to make this easy. Unfortunately they’ve used the wrong lingo in what understandings people have of said lingo.

Business Edition upgrades don’t have to do with how you’re using Windows 10 – in a business setting, using Pro, Pro for Workstations, Enterprise, or Education versions.

Consumer Edition upgrades don’t … Read More

I have come across an anomaly in the Windows 10 software through our work here at AJ Tek and helping out in the community. It only occurs in particular circumstances, but it does appear somewhat regularly and frustrates the user.

Rather than the slow and winding road through technical support, which … Read More

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) is mandatory for many companies but can be frustrating and complicated to manage. WAM is a fully automated software solution that can index the WSUS database, remove declined updates and drivers, clean synchronization logs and compress update revisions.

To work properly and avoid any issues, … Read More

The basic WAM license is called a Single or Upstream license. This is the only license you need for a single WSUS server. In this scenario, the WSUS server connects directly to Microsoft Update to download updates.

In addition to the Single or Upstream license, you may need to purchase additional … Read More

On most new systems, WAM can clean WSUS in under 72 hours; however, older systems with slower processing power could take longer.

Older hardware—especially systems between 2010 and 2012—can slow down when it comes to removing obsolete updates. While many systems will clear this step in minutes or just a few … Read More

New system administrators will have a varying degree of familiarity with WSUS. Some might have helped with Windows server admin tasks in previous roles while others might be learning everything on the job. When it comes to WSUS best practices, there is nothing more important than maintenance and regularly scheduling … Read More

When using your WSUS server, there are hundreds of possible errors you could encounter. Investigating WSUS errors and possible solutions can take up an enormous amount of your time, whether it’s through trial-and-error or searching forum articles on fixes for your specific, and often unique, situation. Instead of getting frustrated … Read More

Connecting to the Windows Internal Database (WID) can only be done LOCALLY. It cannot be done from a remote machine. This is one of the trade-offs for using WID over SQL Express (but SQL Express carries a hard database size limit where as the WID does not).
Using SQL Server Management … Read More

As a system administrator, are you tired of seeing “an error occurred trying to connect the WSUS server” or “the WSUS administration console has encountered an unexpected error” while working with WSUS? With our WSUS Automated Maintenance (WAM) software, you can free up space, avoid error messages and save time … Read More